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OF THE 



CLOSE ROLLS 



PRESERVED IN THE 



PUBLIC RECOED OFFICE. 



PREPAEED UNDER THE SUPERINTENDENCE OF 

THE DEPUTY KEEPER OF THE RECORDS. 



EDWARD IIL 

A.D. 1327-1330. 



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PREFACE. 



The present volume forms part of a series of Calendars 
of the Close Rolls from the reign of Edward II. to that 
of Edward IV. the object and character of which are 
explained in the Preface to the first volume for the reign 
of Edward II. (a.d. 1307—1313.) The text has been 
prepared, with the sanction of the Lords Commissioners 
of Her Majesty's Treasury, by Mr. W. H. Stevenson, 
M.A., Eellow of Exeter College, Oxford. The Index 
has been compiled by Mr. C. H. Woodruff, B.C.L., 
Mr. Stevenson having assisted him by identifying most 
of the places. 



H. C. MAXWELL LYTE. 



Public Record Office, 
15 July 1896. 



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CORRIGENDA. 



Page 10, line 7 from bottom, /or " Altomsheved " read " Altouisbeved." 
4 from bottom, afler " Sancta " add " (_sic)." 
2G, after "Bogo" add " {sicy 
16, fur "Certeden" read " Cerceden." 
Q, for "custon" 7-ead "custom." 

3 from bottom, for " 50 marks " read " 50/." 
23, for " Mountanser " read " Mountauser." 
20, for " that might " read " that they might." 

4 from bottom, for " Lancester " read " Lancaster." 
6, for " Rouhale" read " Ronhale." 
4 from bottom, dele comma after " James." 

12 from bottom, after "A" add " (^sic)." 
II, for "Amaneny" read "Amaneuy." 
20, for " be " read " de." 

13 from bottom, for " Onemastmathefeld " read " Ovemastmathe- 
feld" (Middle-English uvemeste, "uppermost"). 

496, „ 9, /or " noval " read " novel." 

567, lines 4, 8, 17, 24, for " Blanchland " read " Whitland." 



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CALENDAR 

OF 

CLOSE ROLLS. 

1 EDWAItD III.— Part I. 



1327. 



Membrane 28. 



Memorandum, that the king, on 24 January, to wit on Saturday before 
the Conversion of St. Paul, 1326[-7], caused his peace to be proclaimed 
and published in the city of London by the following words : 

'Whereas Sir Edward, late king of England, has, of his good will and 
by the common counsel and assent of the prelates, earls, and barons, 
and other nobles, and of all the commonalty of the realm, resigned the 
government of the realm, and has granted and wills that the government of 
the said realm shall come to Sir Edward, his eldest son and heir, and 
that he [Edward] shall govern, reign and be crowned king; for which 
reason all the magnates have done homage. We proclaim and publish the 
peace of our said lord Sir Edward the son, and command and prohibit 
firmly on his behalf to one and all, under pain and peril of disinheritance 
and of loss of life and limb, that no one infringe the peace of our said lord 
tlie king, for he is and will bo ready to do right to one and all of the said 
realm in all mattei's and against all persons, as well to small men as to great. 
And if any one have anything to demand from another, let him demand it 
by way of action [of law], without using force or other violence.' 
\_Fcedera.^ 

Jan. 29. To the sheriff of York. Order to cause proclamation to be made, imme- 

Westminster. diately upon sight of the presents, of the king's peace, the king having 
undertaken the government of the realm upon his father's resignation. 
\_Ibid.-] By K. 

The like to all the sheriffs of England and to the following : 

The warden of the Cinque Ports, or to him who supplies his place. 

The bishop of Durham. 

The justice of Cliester, or to him who supplies his place. 

The justice of North Wales, or to him who supplies his place. 

The justice of South Wales, or to him who supplies his place. 

The justiciary of Ireland, or to him who supplies his place. 

The mayor and bailiffs of Winchester. 

Elizabeth de Burgo's bailiffs of Sudbury. 

The mayor and bailiffs of York. 

The mayor and bailiffs of Canterbury. [Ibid.l 

Jan. 28. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. The prior of St. Oswald'.s, 

Westminster. Nostell has besought the king, by petition exhibited before him and his 
council in parliament, to cause allowance to be made to him in the debts 
due from him for 102/. 10s. 0(7., due to him from the late king for divers 
goods and victuals taken from him by Koger de Ilorsle, then constable of 
Bamburgh castle, for the munition of that castle, as appears by a bill under 



SC079. Wt. 24173. 



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CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1327. 



Jan. 29. 

■Westminster. 



Feb. 3. 
WeBtminster. 



Jan. 30. 

Westminster. 



Membrane 28 — cont. 

the seal of Williain, archbishop of York, late keeper of the late king's 
wardrobe, which is in the prior's possession, the prior being indebted to the 
exchequer for certain tenths granted to the late king : the king orders the 
treasurer and barons to examine William's account when he was keeper of 
the wardrobe, and if they find that Roger took the prior's goods and 
victuals to the aforesaid value for the late king's use^ and that the prior has 
not been satisfied therefor or for any f)art thereof, to cause the said sum or 
what remains unpaid thereof to be allowed to the prior in the debts due to 
the exchequer for the tenths aforesaid. By pet. of C. 

To the same. Order to cause allowance to be made to Henry son of 
Henry de Percy in the debts due from his father for 197/. 11*. l^c?., which 
he has prayed, by petition exhibited before the king and liis council in par- 
liament, to have allowed to him, whei'ein he states that Edward T. was 
indebted to Henry de Percy, his father, of whom he is the heir, in the 
aforesaid sum for the wages of the said Henry the father and his men in the 
aforesaid king's service in Scotland, and for recompence for his horses there 
lost, as appears by two bills of the wardrobe of the said king. By pet. of C. 

To the sheriff of Nottingham. Order to pay 10c?. a day to Richard 
Ofthebrok and Simon de Depyng', the king's huntsmen, whom the king is 
sending to that county to take large birds {vulturibus) in the king's stews 
and ponds in the sheriff's bailiwick, for themselves and dogs for so long as 
they shall stay tliere or until further orders. 

To the sheriff of Wilts. Order to take into the king's hands the manor 
of Stapelford, which belonged to Hugh le Despenser, late earl of Win- 
chester, who was hanged for felony, and to keep the same safely, as the 
king is given to understand that the sheriff has not taken the manor into 
tlie king's hands, as he ought to have done in accordance with the order 
of the king before he received the government of the realm to take into his 
hands the lands, goods, and chattels of the said Hugh. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to discharge the 
executors of William de Bereford, the elder, of 76/. yearly, due from him to 
the exchequer for the custody of the manor of Halesworth, co. Suffolk, and 
the manor of Ketringham, co. Norfolk, and certain lands in Melton, in the 
same county, and of certain lands in Pudele, co. Huntingdon, and of certain 
lands in Weston, co. Hertford, and of certain lands in Ketringham, co. 
Norfolk, which belonged to John de Argenteyn, deceased, tenant in chief 
of the late king, in whose hands they were by reason of the minority of 
John, son and heir of the aforesaid John, and which were extended at 
72/. 19s. 10|c?. yearly, the late king having committed the custody thereof 
to the said William during the heir's minority, as the late king granted the 
aforesaid 76/. yearly to Simon de Bereford, in consideration of his good 
service, to be received from William's executors until the heir come of age, 
which grant the king accepts. 

To the aforesaid executors. Order to pay the said 76/. yearly to Simon. 

To the receiver of Kaermerdyn, for the time being or to come. Order 
to receive from the burgesses of Kaermerdyn at the said exchequer the 
ferra for their town specified in the late king's commission, by virtue 
whereof they hold the town of the king at fee -farm, and to cause acquit- 
tances to be made to them for all payments thereof hereafter made by them, 
as they have besought the king by petition before him and his council in 
parliament to grant that they may jDay their ferm to the said exchequer and 
may receive acquittances therefor from the king's receiver there, because 
express mention is not made in the said commission whether the ferm 
ought to be paid to the exchequer of England or to the exchequer of 
Kaermerdyn. By pet. of C. 



1 EDWARD III.— Part I. 



1327. Membrane 28 — cont. 

Feb. 7. To the sherifif of Northumberland. Order to cause the prior of Brynke- 

Westminster. burn to have seisin of 6 acres of land and of a moiety of a toft in Overtir- 
whit, which John son of Richard de Overtirwhit held, as the king learns 
by inquisition taken by the sheriff that the land and moiety have been in 
the late kingf's hands for a year and a day and are still in the king's hands, 
and that John, who was hanged for felony, held them of the said prior, and 
that Bartholomew Benet has had the year and day thereof and ought to 
answer to the king therefor. 

Feb. 10. To Matthew Broun, escheator in cos. Lincoln, Rutland, and Northampton. 

Westminster. Order not to intermeddle further with 201. 13s. 4c?. of yearly rent in Wel- 
lesby of the abbot of Meaux, and to restore to the abbot any issues thereof 
received by him, the escheator having certified the late king that he took 
the rent into the late king's hands because it was found by an inquisition 
taken before him that the abbot acquired the aforesaid rent in the town of 
Olee {sic) issuing in the town of Wellesby to him and his house from the 
abbot of Weliou by a charge that the abbot of Wellou made to him without 
the late king's licence, as it appears to the king by the letters of king 
Edward I. that he granted licence to the abbot of Meaux of that time to 
give and assign the said manor of Wellesby to the abbot of Grymesby, who 
is also called the abbot of Wellou, and the king understands that, by the 
agreement then made between the abbots, the manor of Wellesby was 
charged with the said rent. 

Feb. 3. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause allowance 

Westminster, to be made to Walter de Shependon, in the debts due fi-om him to the 
exchequer, for 30/. 5*. \d., to wit 27/. 1 1*. Qd. which tiie late king owed 
to him for his fee and summer robe for the 7th year of the said king's 
reign, and for recompence for his horses lost at Striwelj'n on 24 June, in 
the aforesaid year, and for 4 marks for his summer robe for the i 1th year 
of the reign, as appears by two bills of the late king's wardrobe in Walter's 
possession, as "Walter has prayed the king, by petition before him and his 
council, to cause such allowance to be made to him. By pet. of C. 

Feb. 4. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Like order for the 

Westminster, allowance to Walter de Waldeshef of 61/. 14*. 4c?., which the late king 

owed to him for money paid by him when he was the late king's butler for 

the latter's expenses, as appears by two bills of the wardrobe in his 

possession. By pet. of C. 



Membrane 27. 

Feb. 2. Philip de Cesterfeld, imprisoned at Notingham for the death of John de 

Westminster. Mamsfeld, has letters to the sheriff of Nottingham to bail him until the 
first assize. 

Feb. 0. To John de Barewe. Order not to intermeddle further with the manor 

Westminster, of Lurtport near Hereford, co. Hereford, which is in his custody by the 
late kiug's commission, and to restore the issues thereof, as the king learns 
by inquisition taken by Richard de Baskervill, Roger de Baskervill, and 
John de la Feide by the late king's order that William Wyne held the 
mjyior on the day of his death of Aymer de Valencia, late earl of Pem- 
broke, by the service of a quarter of a knight's fee, and that he held no 
lands of the late king in that county on the day of his death by reason 
whereof the custody of his lands ought to pertaiu to the king, and that his 
son John is his next heir and was aged seven years on 12 June, in the 
18th year of the late kiug's reign. 

Feb. 10. To John de Blomvyll, escheator in cos. Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridge, 



Westminster. Huntingdon, E.ssex, and Hertford. 



Order to pay to Richard le JNIareschal 

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CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1327. 



Feb, 13. 
Westminster. 



Feb. 12. 
"Westminster. 



Feb. 13. 

Westminster. 



Feb. 18. 
Westminster. 



Feb. 6. 
Westminster. 



Feb. 7. 
Westminster. 



Membrane 27 — cont. 

251. out of the issues of bis bailiwick for Michaelmas term last, in accord- 
ance with the late king's grant, of 23 September, in the 11th year of his 
reign, of 50/. yearly by the hands of the escheator this side Trent, in aid of 
Richard's maintenance, who is wholly ruined by the Scotch rebels. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause allowance 
to be made to the aforesaid escheator for 25/. paid by him in execution of 
the preceding order. 

To the sheriff of Stafford. Order to cause a verderer for the forest of 
Cannok, in that county, to be elected in place of Thomas de Rolleston, 
who is insufficiently quahfied. 

To the sheriff of Sussex. Order to cause a coroner for that county to be 
elected in place of Robert de Lockesle, who is insufficiently qualified. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to account with 
H. (sic) bishop of Hereford, whom the late king lately sent to the Roman 
court for certain of his affairs, for his costs and expenses about the said 
affairs and for the expenses of himself and household, and to allow to 
him the costs and expenses about the said affairs and 4 marks daily for the 
expenses of himself and household whilst in the said service, as was ordained 
by the late king and his council at another time. By C. 

To John de Roche and Robert de Norton. Order to come to the king 
in England upon sight hereof, although the late king committed to them 
the custody of the islands of Gernereye, Jereseye, Serk, and Aurneye by 
his letters patent. By K. on the information of the bishop of Winchester. 

To John de Boseham, keeper of the manors of Eybury and La Nayte near 
Westminster, Order to cause the aforesaid manors to be delivered to the 
abbot of Westminster, and to remove thence the goods and chattels of the 
Lite king, causing them to be kept safely until further orders, as the abbot 
has shewn, by his petition before the king and his council, that whereas the 
late king accepted the abbot to the temporalities of the abbey and restored 
the same to him on 27 January, in the 10th year of his reign, he never- 
theless retained the aforesaid manors, which are parcels of the temporalities 
aforesaid and of the gli'be of the church of St. Peter, Westminster, and he 
has prayed the king for remedy, and it fully appears in certain letters patent 
of the late king made to the abbot and convent for the indemnity of their 
right in the manors, which have been produced before the king's council, 
that the late king held the said manors to have certain easements therein 
by the will and permission of the abbot and convent only, and had and 
claimed no other estate therein. By pet. of C. 

The like to John Griffoun, keeper of the messuage called ' Burgoyn ' 
near Westminster. 

To Adam le Boghier, keeper of the manors of Hathelseye and Carleton 
and of other lands of Nicholas de Stapelton in co. York, in the king's hands 
for certain causes. Ortler to restore to the said Nicholas the manors and 
lands aforesaid, together with the issues of the same and the arrears of 
ferms that did not come to the late king's hands, Nicholas having shewn 
by petition before the king and his council that whereas he made fine with 
the late king, because he was a member of the household (familiaris) of 
T'lomas, late earl of Lancaster, in 2,000 marks to save his life and to have 
restoration of his lands, which were then taken into the late king's hands, 
and for recognition of the trespass committed by him, as was charged upon 
him, he obliged liimself and his heirs and all his lands to the said king for 
the payment of two tuns of wine yearly to the exchequer for ever, never- 
theles.s his lands and tenements and the charter.s and muniments touching 



1 EDWARD III.— Part I. 



1327. 



Feb. 7. 
Westminster. 



Feb. 7. 
Westminster. 



Feb. 7. 

Westminster. 



Feb. 16, 

Westminster. 



Feb. 3. 
Westminster. 



Membrane 27 — coiit. 

them have always been in the late king's hands from that time, and are still 
in the king's hands, and he has prayed the king to cause his lands, charters 
and muniments to be restored to him ; as the king wishes to accede to 
this request, because it was agreed and granted, by the assent of the 
prelates, earls, barons, and proceres and whole community of the realm, in 
the present parliament at Westminster that all the lands that were taken 
into the late king's hands by reason of the quarrel {quei'cle^ of the aforesaid 
earl shall be restored in full, together with the issues thereof and the arrears 
of ferms that have not come to the late king's profit. By pet. of C. [10041.] 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause the afore- 
said N"ichola3 to be discharged and acquitted of the said fine of 2,000 marks 
and of the rent of two tuns of wine yearly, in accordance with his petition 
before the king and his council, as the king wishes to accede to his request, 
because it was agreed and granted in the aforesaid parliament that all fines, 
ransoms, and obligations made by reason of the said quarrel shall be 
annulled and cancelled. By pet. of C. [10041.] 

To Henry de Threlkeld, keeper of the lands of the aforesaid Nicholas in 
CO. Westmoreland. Order to restore the said lands (in the same words as 
the preceding order to Adam le Boghier). 
The like to the following keepers : 

The keeper of certain lands of Nicholas in co. Surrey. 

Thomas Deyvill, keeper of the manor of Oustwyk and other lands of 

Nicholas in co. York. 
John de Kilvyngton, keeper of the manor of Wath and of other lands 

of Nicholas in the same county. 
John de Lancastria, keeper of the manor of Eston and of other lands 

of Nicholas in co. Lancaster. 
The keeper of Suth Duffeld belonging to Nicholas in co. York. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Like order to the pre- 
ceding to discharge and acquit Adam de Everyngham of Birkyn of 
250 marks, the remainder of a fine of 400 marks made by him with the 
late king to save his life and to have his lands again, because he was of the 
household (familiaris) of the aforesaid earl. By pet. of C. [8158.] 

The like in favour of Robert de Raygate for his fine of 5 marks, whereof 
he paid 6s. 8d. 

To the keeper of the lands of the honour of Pontefract. Order to 
restore to Robert de Raygate 200 sheep, taken into the late king's hands 
and delivered to the keeper because Robert was of the household of the 
aforesaid earl, as he has shewn, by petition before the king and his council, 
that whereas he made fine with the late king in 200 marks for the above 
reason, to save his life and have his lands, and paid that sum to the late 
king, the keeper defers delivering the aforesaid sheep to him, wherefore 
he has prayed the king for a remedy. By pet. of C. 

To John de Insula, constable of Wyndesore castle. Order to deliver to 
the chaplains celebrating divine service in the king's chapel of the castle 
bi'cad, wine, and oil, and other small necessaries for the maintenance of 
divine service. 

To the bailiff of Holdernesse. Whereas the king learns by inquisition 
taken by Robert de Hedon and Robert de Burton by the late king's order 
that the men of Hedon are free burgesses, and that they and their ancestors 
from time out of mind have held in free burgage, and that they have used 
the liberties and free customs belonging to a free borough, and Edward I. 
had no oven (furnum) in the town at the time when it came to his hands, 
and that each burgess had, and had power to have, at his will an oven to 



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CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1327. 



Feb. 6. 

Westminster. 



cont. 
own use until Thomas de Norraanvill, 



L, erected an oven 



Membrane 27 

bake bread for sale and for his 

sometime bailiff of Holdernesse, to wit in 16 Edward 

there, and demised it at ferm to Henry le Taillour, then bailiff of that town, 

and that Henry distrained, by the coercion and colour of his bailiwick and 

not of right, the men of that town, both burgesses and others, to bake 

bread for sale at the said oven ; the king orders the bailiff of Holdernesse 

not to distrain the burgesses of Hedon to bake at the king's oven aforesaid 

against their will. By p.s. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to pay 100 marks 
to the prior of Ware, in payment of the sum lent by him to the late king, 
who received the money on 10 July, in the 13th year of his reign, by the 
hands of J. bishop of Winchester, then his treasurer, and by the hands of 
the chamberlains of the exchequer, which sum the late king ought to have 
paid to the prior at Martinmas following or to have allowed it to the prior 
in the tenth or other contributions due from the prior, as appears by the 
late king's letters patent in the prior's possession, and the money lias not 
been paid (ir allowed to the prior, as he says, the prior having besought the 
king by petition in parliament to cause payment of the said sum to be 
made to him. By pet. of C. [7868.] 



31EMBRANE 26. 

Feb. 11. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause the 

Winchester, burgesses of Newcastle-on-Tyne to have respite until Easter next and for 
two years from then for the debts due from them to the exchequer for divers 
victuals sold to them in the late king's time, as the king wishes to shew 
them special grace, they having suffered much damage for some time by 
the frequent comings of the Scots into those parts. By pet. of C. 

The like in favour of the following: 
The men of co. Northumberland. 
The men of Cumberland. 
The citizens of Carlisle. 
The men of co. Westmoreland. By pet. of C. 

Feb. 10. To the same. Order to allow to Richard de Wygornia, king's clerk, 
WestmiDster. keeper of the king's mine of Birlond, co. Devon, in his account at the 
exchequer 102/. 14*. Od. and 17/. 6v. Od., which he delivered by the king's 
order in silver plates and in counted money respectively to Queen Isabella, 
the king's mother, by the king's order, the king having granted the same 
to her. By p.s. [67.] 

Feb, 5. To Anthony de Lucy, keeper of the lands that belonged to Andrew 

Westminster, de Harcla in the manor of Penreth. Adam son of Robert de Penreth 
has shewn the king by his petition in parliament that he sotight from 
the late king, by petition before him and his council, a messuage and a 
carucate of land in Penreth, whereof John de Harcla had disseised him and 
whereof John had enfeoffed Andrew de Harcla, his brother, together with 
other lands that belonged to John, which messuage and land came to the 
late king's hands by the forfeiture of the said Andrew and are now in the 
king's hands, and the late king appointed Henry de Malton, Robert de 
Barton, and John de Skelton to make inquisition concerning the premises, 
and it is found by the inquisition taken before the said Robert and John that 
Adam was seised in his demesne as of fee of the messuage and land until the 
said John de Harcla, half a year before his death, disseised him thereof, and 
that John made a charter to Andrew of the said messuage and land and of 
all other lands that he had elsewhere, and that John died before Andrew 
had full seisin of the messuage and land or of the other lands, and that 



messuage 



1 EDWARD III.— Part I. 



1327. Membrane 2G — cont. 

Andrew nevertheless put himself in seisin in the said messuage and land 
immechatelj after John's death, and held them thus until he was convicted 
of enmity and rebellion against the late king, and that the messuage and 
land were taken into the late king's hands by reason of Andrew's rebellion, 
and that they are now in the king's hands, and that Adam did not remit or 
quit-claim his right in the messuage and land to John or to Adam, and did 
not change his estate therein in any manner, wherefore Adam has prayed 
the king to restore the messuage and land to him : the king orders the 
keeper to deliver the messuage and land to Adam, as he finds the premises 
are true, the inquisition having been inspected and examined by his council 
in parliament. By pet. of C. [3264.] 

Feb. 10. To the sheriff of Southampton. Order to cause a coroner for that county 

Westminster, to be elected in place of William le Horder of Southampton, who is insuffi- 
ciently qualified. 

Feb. 15. To the sheriff of York. Order to cause a verderer for the forest of 

Westminster. Pykeryng to be elected in place of William Thurnef, deceased. 

Feb. 16. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order not to compel 

Westminster. Matthew Broun, the late king's escheator, to account at the exchequer for 
the issues of the temporalities of the priory of Freston, which is a cell of the 
abbey of Croyland, for the time of the last voidance of the abbey, and to 
cause him and the abbot and prior to be discharged and acquitted of the 
issues at the exchequer, as the abbot has shewn the king, by petition before 
him and his council, that although the king or his progenitors had not at 
any time past the custody of the priory or of its temporalities at the times of 
voidance of the abbey, and did not receive any issues or profits from the 
temporalities by reason of such voidances, and the escheators did not in any 
way intermeddle with the priory or its temporalities, the said Matthew took 
the temporalities aforesaid into hi.* hands by reason of the last voidance of 
the abbey, by reason whereof the treasurer and barons intend charging 
the escheator with the issues of the temporalities and to levy them for the 
king's use, and the abbot has prayed the king for remedy, and it appears by 
inquisition laken by the escheator by the late king's order and by certificate 
of the treasurer and barons made by the late king's order that the priory 
was not taken into the hands of the late king or of any of his progenitors at 
the times of voidance of the abbey, and that answer was not made to him or 
his progenitors for the issues of the priory by reason of the voidance of the 
abbey, and that the escheators or other ministers of him or of his progeni- 
tors did not intermeddle with, or receive anything from, the temporalities or 
other goods pertaining to the priorj'. 

To Matthew Broun, escheator in cos. Lincoln, Northampton, and 
Eutland. Order not to intermeddle further with the temporalities of the 
priory aforesaid, and to restore the issues thereof to the said abbot and 
prior. 

Feb. 19. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause aliow- 

Westminster. ance to be made to the abbot of La Hyde near Winchester for 53/. 12*. V>d., 
the abbot having shewn by petition before the king and his council that 
Edward I. is bound to him by letters patent under the great seal in the 
above sum for 20 sacks and 2 nails of wool bought from the abbot for the 
said king's use by Baldwin de Bolneye and his fellows, then appointed to 
buy wool for his use in cos. Southampton and Wilts, and the abbot has 
prayed that this sura may be allowed to him in the sums due from him to 
the said king and to the late king for green wax, amercements, and other 
such like things, which sums are exacted from him for the king's use. 

By pet. of C. 



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1327. Membrane 26 — cont. 

Feb. 14. To Simon de Grymmesby, escheator beyond Trent. Order to cause 

Westminster. Barnaba, daughter and co-heiress of Adam de Swynneburn, tenant in chief 
of the ]ate king, to have seisin of the following of Adam's lands, which the 
king has assigned to her as her purpartj and which he has rendered to her 
after taking her homage, taking security from her for the render of her 
relief to the exchequer : the manor of Bothecastell, co. Cumberland, of the 
yearly value of 17/. 2s. 6d. ; the manor of Swynburn, co. Northumberland, 
of the yearly value of 8/. 9*. 2d. ; certain lands in Thirlewall, co. Northum- 
berland, of the yearly value of 31. 6s. 8d. ; certain lands in Lusseburn, co. 
Northumberland, of the yearly value of 6/. 13*. 'id.; certain lands in 
Huntelaunt, co. Northumberland, of tlie yearly value of 4/. ; certain lands 
in Bradeleye, co. Northumberland, of the yearly value of 205. ; certain lands 
in Neuton, co. Northumberland, of the yearly value of 26*. Sd. ; certain 
lands in Moryley, co. Northumberland, of the yearly value of 51. 6s. 8c?. ; 
certain lauds in Shorteleye, in the same county, of the yearly value of 30s. ; 
a third of a messuage in Newcastle-on-Tyne, in the same county, of the 
yearly value of 9*. By p.s. [110.] 

To the same. Like order to deliver to Gerard de Wydryngton, kinsman 
and co-heir of the said Adam, the following of the latter's lands : the manor 
of Halghton, co. Northumberland, of the yearly value of 40/. Os. Qd. ; the 
manor of Laverton, co. Cumberland, of the yearly value of 12/. 13s. 4.d.; 
certain lands in Colewell, co. Northumberland, of the yearly value of 
51. 8s. Od. ', certain lands in Stauncroft, of the yearly value of 20*.; a third 
of a messuage in Newcastle-on-Tyne, of the yearly value of 9s. 

By the same writ. 

To the same. Like order to deliver to William Heroun, kinsman and 
co-heir of the said Adam, the following of the latter's lands : the manor of 
Simonburn, CO. Northumberland, of the yearly value of 16/. 12s. 4c?. ; the 
manor of Espley Wode, in the same county, of the yearly value of 
12/. 8s. Sd. ; certain lands in Nunnewyk, in the same county, of the yearly 
value of 20s. ; certain lands in Shuthyngton, in the same county, of the 
yearly value of 13s. 4c?. ; a third of a messuage in Newcastle-on-Tyne, in 
the same county, of the yearly value of 9s. By the same writ. 

Memorandum, that this partition was made by the assent of the parties 
aforesaid. 

Feb. 14. To Robert de Insula. Order not to intermeddle further with the lands 

Westminster, of the said Adam, as the king has taken the homage of the aforesaid 
Barnaba, Gerard, and William, and rendered the lands to them. 



Feb. 9. 

Westminster. 



Membrane 25. 

To John de Thwayt, keeper of certain lands in the king's hands in co. 
York. Order to cause John, abbot of Seleby, and the convent of the same 
place to have speedy restitution of certain wastes, moors, and turbaries in 
Rouclyve, and of certain wastes and a rent in Estoft, as it is found by inqui- 
sition taken by William de Herle and John de Deuum in the presence of 
Thomas de Eyvill, keeper of the castle and honour of Pontefract, by the 
late king's order, that John, formerly abbot of Seleby, predecessor of the 
present abbot, was seised of the certain wastes, moors, and turbaries in 
Rouclive, to wit about 600 acres of waste, moor, and turbary in Inclesmore 
in Rouclive, as parcel of the manor of Rouclive, which manor he and his 
predecessors held in frank almoin from the time of the foundation of the 
abbey, together with the said waste, moor, and turbary, of the gift of 
William the Conqueror, formerly king of England, and was also seised of 
certain wastes in Estoft, to wit about 500 acres of waste, and of a rent of 
16s. in the same town, which waste and rent he and his predecessors had 



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1327. Membrane 25 — cont. 

of the gift of Geoffrey de la Wyrcb, to hold to them and their successors for 
ever, and that the said waste and rent are held of the king by the service 
of 385. 8c?., and that the said abbot and the convent and their predecessors 
were seised of the tenements in Ronclive and Estoft as of the right of their 
church of Seleby, to wit of power to dig turves, pasture their beasts, take 
agistment for the beasts of strangers, and of other profits and issues, from 
lime out of mind until the 30th year of the reign of Edward I., in which year 
Henry de Lacy, late earl of Lincoln, unjustly dissei.^ed the said abbot of the 
aforesaid wastes, moors, turbaries, and rent, and died seised thereof, after 
whose death they came to the hands of Thomas, late earl of Lancaster, who 
also died seised thereof, by whose death they came to the hands of the late 
king, and they are thus still in the king's hands, and that neither the 
present abbot nor his predecessors remitted or quit-claimed their riglit 
therein to the said earls or to any one else, and that the wastes, moors, 
and turbaries are worth 50*. yearly in all issues. By pet. of C. [366G.] 

The like, ' mutatis m.utandis^ to Thomas de Eyvill, keeper of the castle 
and honour of the castle of Pontefract. 

Feb. 22. To the treasurer and chamberlains. Order to pay to William Badyn, 

Westminster, who was lately appointed to pursue Arnald Cailliowe by the sea coast to 
Devon and Cornwall, 35/. Qs. 6<7. without delay, which the king owes to 
him for the wages of 157 mariners in three ships, each receiving 2>d. a day, 
from 8 December last until the 20th of the same month, both days being 
counted, by an account made with him at Westminster on 18 February last 
by the king's order, as appears by a bill signed by Robert de Wodehous, 
keeper of the king's wardrobe, in William's possession. 

Feb. 22. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to allow to 

Westminster. Richard de Cave 48/. due from him to the late king's exchequer out of the 
70/. 145. 4|c/. due to him from the late king, for his wages and robes of the 
11th year of the reign, and for his expenses outside the court in the said 
king's affairs, and for recompence for two of his horses that died in the said 
king's service in the same year, as appears by a bill signed by R. bishop of 
Coventry and Lichfield, then keeper of the late king's wardrobe, in Richard's 
possession, as Richard has prayed, by petition before the king and his 
council, that the said 48/. may be allowed to him as above. By pet. of C. 

Feb. 24. To John de Insula, constable of Wyndesore castle. Order to admit 

Westminster. William de Morton, chaplain, who the king wills shall be one of the 

chaplains of his chapel in the castle in the place of Roger le Graunt, the 

late chaplain there, within the castle, to stay therein according to the form 

of an ordinance made upon another occasion. 

Feb. 26. To the sheriff of Southampton. Order to cause a verderer for the forest 

Westminster, of Clarindon to be elected in place of John Dunbredan, deceased. 

To the same. Order to cause a verderer for the said forest to be elected 
in place of Roger de Scotescomb, who is incapacitated by illness. 

Feb. 21. To John de Blumvill, escheator in cos. Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridge, 

Westminster. Huntingdon, Essex, and Hertford. Order to cause John de Gernoun, son 

and heir of William de Gernoun, to have seisin of his father's lands, upon 

his firiding security for payment of his relief, as the king has taken his 

homage for the lands that his father held of the late king. By p.s. [175.] 

Vacated^ because on the Fine Roll. 

The like to John de Bolingbrok, escheator in cos. Warwick, Leicester, 

Nottingham, and Derby. By the same writ. 

[ Vacated as above J] 
Memorandum, that John acknowledged on oath that he held the tene- 
ments aforesaid of the king by the service of four knights' fees. 



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2327. Itlembrane 25 — coni. 

Feb. 24. To the sheriff of Buckingham. Order to cause a coroner for that 

Westmiuster. county to be elected in place of Reginald de Hampden, knight, whom the 
king has amoved from office because he is incapacitated by weakness and 
infirmity. 
Feb. 22. To Thomas de Harpeden, escheator in cos. Wilts, Southampton, Oxford, 

Westminster. Berks, Bedford, and Buckingham. Order not to intermeddle further with 
a messuage, 30 acres of land, 5^*. 3c?. of rent, and a rent of l^lbs. of pepper 
in Cosham near Wymering, and with a messuage, 30 acres of land, 4 acres 
of meadow, and 2 acres of wood in Pukbrouk, and to restore the issues 
thereof to Joan, late the wife of Thomas de Saunford, saving to the king 
her fealty therefor, as the king learns by inquisition taken by the escheator 
that Thomas and Joan jointly held on the day of Thomas's death the said 
tenements in Cosham of the gift and feoffment of John de Erleye, by the 
late king's licence, and that they are held of the king in chief by the service 
of finding an armed footman to keep the castle of Porcestre for five days in 
time of war at their charge, for all service, and that they held jointly on 
the said day the premises in Pukbrouk of the abbot of Tychefeld by the 
service of 2s. Qd. yearly for all service. 

Feb. 16. To John de Insula, constable of Wyndesore castle. Order to pay to 

Westminster. Ed. de Algate, janitor of both gates [of the castle], Ad. a day ; to Alexander 
le Peyntour, one of the viewers of the king's works, 2d. a day ; to Thomas 
le Rotour, the other viewer of the king's works, 2d. a day; to John the 
gardener of the king's garden Avithout the castle, 'l\d. a day ; to four 
watchmen of the castle, 2d. a day each ; to Robert de Wodeliam, captain- 
forester of Wyndesore forest, 12c?. a day ; to Ralph de la More, clerk of the 
king's works in the castle, 2d. a day ; to Thomas le Parker, keeper of the 
park of Kenyngton, \^d. a day : being their wages and stipends, until 
Michaelmas next. 

Feb. 26. To William Trussel, escheator this side Trent. Order to cause John 

Westminster. Lestraunge, son and heir of Fulk Lestrannge, tenant in chief of the late 
king, to have seisin of his father's lands, as he has proved his age before 
John de Hampton, the late king's escheator in cos. Gloucester, Hereford, 
Worcester, Salop, Stafford, and in the arljoining marches of Wales, and the 
king has taken his homage. By p.s. [207.] 

Memorandum, that John came into chancery, and acknowledged that he 
held the said lands of the king in chief by the service of one knight's fee 
and of the eleventh part of a fee, and by the service of SI. yearly, to be 
rendered to the sheriff of Salop. 

Feb. 10. T'o .John de Bolingbrok, escheator in cos. Warwick, Leicester, Notting- 

Westminster. ham, and Derby this side the Trent. Order not to intermeddle further 
with a quarter of a messuage and a moiety of a carucate of land in Solihull, 
CO. Warwick, and to restore the issues thereof, as the king learns by inquisi- 
tion taken by Master John Walewayn, the late king's escheator, by the late 
king's oi'der, that Alice de Caunton held on the day of her death of the 
late king a moiety of the manor of Pirittm, co. Hertford, in socage by fealty 
and the service of one pair of gilt spurs, price 6c?., and by the service of 
2s. 6c?. to be paid yearly to the sheriff of Hertford at the view of frankpledge 
of Altomsheved, for all service, and that she held on the same day the above- 
named tenements in Solihull of John de Oddynggeseles by fealty only. 

Feb. 28. To the sheriff of Nottingham. Order to cause a coroner for that county 

Westminster, to be elected in place of Roger de Sancta Andrea, deceased. 

Feb. 24. To the sheriff of Glamorgan. Whereas the king learns by inquisition 

Westminster, taken by the sheriff that the land of Coutyok called 'La Newelond ' in the 

parts of Glamorgan is and was a member annexed to the lordship of Coytif, 



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2327. Membrane 25 — cont. 

which lordship is of the inheritance of Gilbert de Tou[r]bervill, and that 
Owen Crek and Morgan Waghan, his brother, and tlieir ancestors held the 
said land of Cotyok of Gilbert's ancestors until the time when Robert de 
Aston, sometime constable of Lantrissan, com[)elled by distraints and 
imprisonment the tenants of Richard de Tourbervill, ancestor of Gilbert, of 
whom Gilbert is the heir, to attorn tliemselves to Gilbert de Clare, some- 
time earl of Gloucester and lord of those parts, for their services due from 
the said land, which services have been hitherto unjustly detained in the 
hands of the lords of Glamorgan ; the king orders the sheriff to amove the 
king's hand fiom the services aforesaid, which are in the sheriff's custody, 
and to permit the tenants of the aforesaid land of Coutyok to do their 
services to Gilbert henceforth. By pet. of C. 

To the sheriff of Glamorgan. Order not to intermeddle further with 
certain tenements in Lanhary, in the parts of Glamorgan, as the king learns 
by inquisition taken by the sheriff that William de Tourbervill, ancestor of 
Gilbert de Tourbervill, of whom Gilbert is the heir, formerly held certain 
tenements in Lanhary in Glamorgan of the gift and feoffment of Gilbert de 
Tourbervill by the service of a moiety of a knight's fee, and that he held 
80 acres of land and meadow that he acquired from divers of his tenants 
there, and that Robert le Veel, formerly sheriff of Glamorgan, ejected 
William from the said lands unjustly and without a judgment, and caused 
them to be seised into the hands of Gilbert de Clare, sometine earl of 
Gloucester, and to be detained without reasonable cause, which lands have 
hitlierto been and are still in the hands of tiie lords there. By pet. of C. 

Feb. 16. To Robert de Horneclif, constable of Baumburgh castle. Order to pay 

Westminster, to Roger de Horsele 40 marks yearly from the issues of the castle, in 

accordance with the late king's grant of 23 November, in the 12th year of 

his reign. By p.s. [I'-^T.] 

March 8. To Ivo de Aldeburgh, constable of Bernard's Castle. Oi'der to cause 

Westminster. William de Hedersete, who was imprisoned in that castle by the late king's 
order for the arrears of his account of the time when he was collector of 
the custom in the city of London, to be brought to the city under safe 
custody at his own cost, to be delivered to the keeper of the prison of Flete, 
to be kept therein until otherwise ordered. The king has ordered the 
keeper of the said prison to receive him from Ivo. 



Membrane 24. 

Feb. 20. To Giles de Wachesham. Order to pay to Rhys son of Rhys ap 

Westminster. Mereduk, a Welsh prisoner in Norwich castle, the arrears of the wages 
that he was wont to receive in the times of the king's father and grand- 
father for the time when Giles was sheriff of the aforesaid counties [of 
Norfolk and Suffolk]. 

Feb. 20. To the sheriff of Nottingham. Order to cause a verderer for Shirwode 

Westminster, forest to be elected in place of John Bythewater of Edenestowe, whom the 
king has caused to be amoved from ofBce because he is incapacitated 
by age. 

Feb. 10. To the sheriff of Southampton. Order to cause a coroner for that 

Westminster, county to be elected in place of John le Barbour of Southampton, who is 
insufficiently qualified. 

Feb. 1. To all to whom, etc. Notification that the king has appointed Robert 

Westminster. Power his chamberlain of North Wales. By K. & C. 

Vacated, because on the Fine Moll. 



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Feb. 18. 
Westminster. 



1J^27. Membrane 24 — cont. 

Feb. 22. To Thomas de Harpeden, escheator in cos. Wilts, Southampton, 

Westminster. Oxford, Berks, Bedford, and Buckingham. Order to cause Richard de 
Saunford, brother and heir of Thomas de Saunford, to have seisin of his 
brother's lands, upon his finding security for payment of his relief, as the 
king has taken his homage for the lands that his brother held in chief of 
the late king; saving to Joan, late the wife of Thomas, her dower. 

By p.s. [179.] 

[ Vacated as above.'] 

Memorandum, that Richard acknowledged by his oath that he holds the 

said lands of the king by the service of one knight's fee and by the service 

of guarding the castle of Porcestre at his own charge for five days in time 

of war. 

Feb. 19. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause Lecia, 

Westminster, late the wife of Geoffrey de Conductu of London, Charles de Conductu of 

London, and Hugh de Waltham, executors of the will of the said Geoffrey, 

to have allowance, in the 20Z. exacted from William de Berton and Geoffrey 

for an imprest of the late king's wardrobe, for 18/. due to Geoffrey from 

the late king for wines bought for the expenses of his household in 

the 4th year of his reign, as appears by a bill of the wardrobe made 

to Geoffrey in the executors' possession, the executors having besought the 

king to cause such allowance to be made. By pet. of C. [7836.] 

To John de Blounvill, escheator in co. Norfolk, etc. Tlie king has 

assigned to Thomas le Blount and Juliana his wife, formerly the wife 

of John de Hastingges, kinsman and co-heir of Aymer de Valencia, 

late earl of Pembroke, the following of the earl's lands of the purparty 

of the said John, in the king's hands by reason of the minority of John's 

heir, as Juliana's dower of the purparty aforesaid ; the manor of Sutton, 

CO. Norfolk, of the yearly value of 32Z, 1*. d\d. ; the manor of Wynferth- 

ing', in the same county, of the yearly value of 20/. 8s. 9|rf. ; the manor of 

Juvenelesbur[y], co. Hertford, of the yearly value of 8/. 19s. \\\d.; the 

manor of Suthanyfeld, co. Essex, of the yearly value of 10/. 9s. \0d. ; the 

manor of Thurton, in the same county, of the yearly value of 10/. 3s. !</. ; 

certain lands in ranges,ln the same county, of the yearly value of 73s. 4<^. ; 

the manor of Reydon, co. Suffolk, of the yearly value of 51/. 18s. 3^rf. ; 

certain lands in Asshedon, co. Buckingham, of the yearly value of 30s. ; a 

messuage in Suthwerk, co. Surrey, of the yearly value of 8s. 6c?. ; the 

manor of Toucestre, co. Northampton, of the yearly value of 63/. 13s. Q\d.'j 

provided that Thomas and Juliana pay yearly to the exchequer during the 

heir's minority by the hands of the escheator of Suffolk, and to the heir 

when he come of age, 'is. 2|c/., the excess of value of the dower. The 

king therefore orders the escheator to deliver to Thomas and Juliana the 

aforesaid manors of Sutton, Wynfer thing, Jovenelesbur[y], Suthanyfeld, 

Thurton, Reydon, and the tenements in Fanges. By pet. of C. [13479.] 

Feb. ] o. To William de Weston, escheator in cos. Kent, Surrey, Sussex, Middle- 

Westmiuster. sex, and in the city of London. Order to deliver to the aforesaid Thomas 

^ and Juliana the said messuage in Suthwerk. 

The like to the following : 

Thomas de Harpeden, escheator in cos. Wilts, Southampton, Oxford, 

Bedford, Berks, and Buckingham, for the aforesaid lands in 

Asshedon. 

Matthew Broun, escheator in cos. Lincoln, Northampton, and Rutland, 

for the manor of Toucestre, co. Northampton, of the vearly value of 

63/. ISs. Q\d. By pet. "of C. [13479.] 

To John de Blomvill, escheator in cos. Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridge, 

Huntingdon, Essex, and Hertford. The king has assigned to the aforesaid 

Thomas and Juliana in like manner the following of the knights' fees of the 



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2327. Membrane 24 — cont. 

purparty of the said John : a fee in Quidenhara, co. Norfolk, which 
Matilda Pigaz holds, of the yearly value of lOO.v. ; a fee in Riveshale, in 
the same county, which John de Riveshale holds, of the yearly value 
of 100*. ; a fee in Bokenhamferi, in tlie same county, which Simon de 
Rateleston holds, of the yearly value of 100s. ; a fee in Brumstede, in the 
same county, which Robert Ros, William Gerner, and William le Parker 
hold, of the yearly value of 10/. ; a fee in Cotlikleye, in the same county, 
which Edmund de Pakenham, Henry de Aula, and Peter Turtel hold, of 
the yearly value of 10/. ; a sixteenth of a fee in Bergh, in the same county, 
which Henry de Haylesdon holds, of the yearly value of 65. 8<:/. ; 9^ fees 
in Gressenhale, Wesingham, Elsyng, Lexham, "Wythersfeld, Grymston, 
Skernyng, S\vaynton,HeyngIond, Felethorp, Caverham, Oxwyk, Attilbur[y], 
Randworth, Hoe, Briseleye, Bernham, Irmynglond, Ingaldesthorp, Lyne- 
ford, and Castelacre, which {que) is called ' Cheruel,' in the same county, 
which Richard Foliot and his tenants hold, of the yearly value of 60/. ; 
7 fees in Wilton, Hokewell, Hacford, Belhawe, Fileby, Letton, Shipedham, 
Mundeford, Fouldon, Bodeneye, Stiberd, and Couteshale, in the same 
county, which Michael de Ponynges and his tenants hold, of the yearly 
value of 40/. ; a fee in Fyucham, Brich, Hakeford, Hergham, and Helirh- 
ton, in the same county, which John de Benefeld and his tenants hold, of 
the yearly value of IOO5.; a fee in Stokeloruere {sic) and Aldrington, co. 
Northampton, which William de Coumartyn holds, of the yearly value of 
100*. : tlie king therefore orders the escheator to deliver to Tlionias and 
Juliana the aforesaid fees in his bailiwick. By pet. of C. [13479.] 

To Matthew Broun, escheator in cos. Lincoln, Northampton, and 
Rutland. Order to deliver to the aforesaid Thomas and Juliana the 
said fee in Stokeloruere {sic) and Aldryngton. By pet. of 0. [13479.] 

Feb. 26. To Simon de Grymesby. Whereas Thomas, late abbot of Thornton-on- 

Westminster. Hnmbre, impleaded Gervase Avenel and Joan his wife, in the 9th year of 
the late king's reign, by writ of right dated 18 February, in the same year, 
before William de Bereford and his fellows, then justices of the Bench, 
concerning a messuage, a mill, and three carucates of land, except two 
bovates, in Carleton near Basiugham, the abbot claiming the tenements as 
the right of his church of St. Mary of Thornton, and the abbot recovered 
the same again.^t Gervase and Joan by consideration of the court on 
the morrow of the Purification, in the 10th year of the late king's reign, 
without collusion between the abbot and them, as appears by the record and 
process of the suit seen and examined before the king and his council in 
parliament, and abbot Thomas was put in seisin of the tenements by virtue 
of the above consideration by the late king's writ of judgment, and long 
continued his seisin thereof, and Master John Walewayn, the late king's 
escheator this side Trent, asserting that Gervase and Joan adhered to the 
Scots before the suing out of the paid writ, disseised abbot Thomas of the 
tenements by order of Hugh le Desnenser, who entered them after the 
di.'jseisin and occupied them all his life by his power, and they are now in 
the king's hands by his foi'feiture ; wherefore the present abbot has prayed 
the king by his petition before the king and his council to provide a 
remedy ; the king, wishing to be certified concerning the premises, 
appointed Henry de Fenton, John Daubeneye, and John de Crosholm, the 
younger, to make inquisition by the oath of men of the county of 
Lincoln in the presence of William Trussebut, who mainj^erned before the 
council to make suit for the king and his right in this behalf; and it is 
found by the inquisition that Gervase and Joan were at the late king's 
faith and peace on the days of the suing out of the writ and of the 
rendering of judgment aforesaid, and that abbot Thomas was seised of the 
tenements by virtue of that judgment for nine weeks and more, and that 



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1327. 



March 5. 

Westminster. 



March 5. 

"Westminster. 

March 6. 

Westminster. 



March 7. 
Westminster. 



Membrane 2\—cont. 

Master John Walewayn by his bailiffs disseised the abbot of the tenements 
by the order of Hugli, and that neither abbot Thomas whilst he lived nor 
the present abbot afterwards changed their estate in the premises in any 
way up to this time, and that the tenements are in tlie king's hands by 
Hugh's death and for no other reason : the kinof therefore orders the afore- 
said Simon to deliver the tenements to the abbot without delay, to be held 
according to the form of the said recovery. It is not the king's intention 
that the lands that belonged to the Templars, if there be any in Simon's 
custody, shall be delivered to the abbot by virtue of this order. 

By pet. of C. [869.] 

The like to the keeper of the manor of Carleton near Basingham. 

Memorandum, that the record and process and petition of parliament 
herein mentioned are on the files of chancery amongst the hinges writs of 
the 35th year of this king's reign. 

To Thomas de Huntercoumbe, late constable of Wyndesore castle. 
Order to pay to John de Broghton, to whom the late king committed for 
life the custodvof the gate of Wyndesore park and of his manor in the same 
park, receiving as much therefor as Laurence de Bagshote, deceased, 
received for the same, the arrears of his wages for the time when Thomas 
was constable. 

To Ralph de Camoys, late constable of Wyndesore castle. Like order in 
favour of the said John. 

To the collectors of the custom of wool, hides, and wool-fells in the port 
of Southampton. Order to pay to Thomas de Bynedon, Hugh Sampson, 
Roger de la Hurne, and Richard Cokkil, burgesses of the aforesaid town, 
160 marks out of the issues of the custom, which sum the king has granted 
to them because they have mainperned to find him four ships, each of the 
burthen of 160 tuns, well and sufficiently defended with feucible men 
under double manning (eskippisona), in order to conduct the king's 
treasure that he is sending to the duchy [of AquitaineJ for the expedition 
of his affairs there. By p.s. 

To the sheriff of Kent. Order to cause a coroner for that county to be 
elected in place of Guy de Holyntegh, who is incapacitated by age and 
infirmity. 



Membrane 23. 

March 3. To the treasurer and chamberlains. Whereas the late king, on 20th May, 

Westminster, in the 8th year of his reign, granted to Henry son of Hugh, in recompence 
for his damages and expenses incurred in Scotland in the said king's 
service, 400 marks, to be received from Eleanor, late the wife of Henry de 
Percy, tenant in chief, out of the 400/. that she was bound to render to 
the said king yearly for the custody of her said husband's lands in 
CO. York, which were in the said king's hands by reason of the minority of 
the heir, to wit the said Henry son of Hugh to receive 50 marks at 
Michaelmas following and 50 marks at the following Easter, and so from 
year to year until he should be satisfied for the whole sum; the king orders 
the treasurer and chamberlains to search the rolls and memoranda of the 
late king's exchequer concerning Eleanor's account for the said custody, 
and to cause the said Henry son of Hugh to be satisfied for what they shall 
find to be in arrear of the said 400 marks, either in money and by an 
assignment in a suitable place. By C 

March 2. To the same. Ranulph de Benton has shewn the king, by his petition 

Westminster, before him and his council, that whereas he was lately assigned by the late 

king's treasurer and barons of the exchequer to receive 40/. from Nicholas 



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1327. Membrane 23 — cont. 

de Grandon, then sheriff of AVestmoreland, for the residue of his account 
rendered at the exchequer for provisions of victuals for the late king's use 
by writ of the exchequer and by a tally levied at the exchequer in the 
name of the said Nicholas for the said money, and the said Nicholas paid 
the 40/. aforesaid to Kobert de Clifford by virtue of a writ under the late 
king's privy seal before the said writ of the exchequer and tally came 
to him, and although Ranulph has not received the money and the tally 
remains intact in his possession, he is nevertheless charged in his account 
rendered in the late king's wardrobe with the aforesaid 40/. by the pell 
of the memoranda of the exchequer, by virtue of the aforesaid assign- 
ment; wherefore he has prayed the king to cause 40/. to be paid to him at 
the exchequer or an assignment therefor to be made to him, in recompence 
for the aforesaid 40/. ; the king therefore orders the treasurer and chamber- 
lains to pay him 40/. or to cause an assignment therefor to be made to 
him, receiving from him the tally aforesaid. By pet. of C. [8536.] 

March 6. To John de Insula, constable of Wyndesore castle. Order to pay to 

Westminster. Gilbert Pipot, fletcher {attilliatori) in that castle, the arrears of his usual 
wages for the time that John has been constable, and to pay him the same 
henceforth. 

To Walter de Friskeneye. Order to intend the holding of pleas before 
the king together with Geoilrey le Scrop and others appointed for this 
purpose. By K. & C. 

March 7. To William Trussel, escheator this side Trent. Order not to inter- 

VVestmiaster. meddle further with the lands of Walter de Favely, and to restore the 
issues thereof, as the king learns by inquisition taken by William de 
Weston, the late king's escheator in cos. Kent, Surrey, Sussex, Kent {sic), 
Middlesex, and in the city of London, that he held no lands in chief of the 
late king by reason whereof the custody of his lauds ought to pertain to the 
king. 

Feb. 15. To John de Blomvill, escheator in cos. Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridge, 

Westmiuster. Huntingdon, Essex, and Hertford. Order to deliver to Thomas le Blount 
and Juliana his wife the following of the advowsons of the purparty of John 
de Hastyng', kinsman and co-heir of Aymer de Valencia, late earl of 
Pembroke, which the king has assigned to them as Juliana's dower of 
John's purparty, her late husband: the advowson of the church of Sper- 
ham, CO. Norfolk, of the yearly value of 40/. ; the advowson of the church 
of Sutton, in the same county, of the yearly value of 10/.; the advowson 
of the church of Esthanigfehl, co. Essex, of the yearly value of 20 marks; 
the advowson of the church of Thoritou, in the same county, of the yearly 
value of 1005. By pet. of C. [13479.] 

March 10. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to account with 
Westminster. John de Gisorz, late keeper of the Tower of London, for his costs and 
expenses about the custody, and to certify the chamberlains of what they 
shall find to be due to him, so that the treasurer and chamberlains may 
cause to be done what the king shall order in this matter, as John has 
besought the king to cause him to be satisfied for a hundred and a half and 
3 lbs. of wax and for three tuns of wine, expended by him by reason of the 
said custody in addition to the other costs and expenses. By pet. of C. 

To the treasurer and chamberlains. Order to pay to the said John what 
they shall ascertain by the aforesaid certificate to be due to him. 

By the said pet. 

March 10. To John de Flete. Order to deliver to John de Kynardeseye, Michael 

Westminster, de Meldon, and Klias de Stapelton, executors of the will of Tiiomas, late 

earl of Lancaster, all the goods and chattels of the earl in the Tower of 



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London or elsewhere in his custody, for the execution of the earl's will, 
accordino;- to the ordinance made in the present parliament. By p.s. [391.] 
The like to the following : 

Thomas Wake, keeper of the Tower of London. 
John de Wyraundewold and John de Oxindon. 
Eleanor, late the wife of Hugh le Despenser. 
Anthony de Lucy. 

March 9. To Robert Baynard. Order to intend the holding of pleas before the king 

Westminster, together with Geoffrey le Scrop and others appointed for this purpose. 

By p.s. 

March 10. To Geoffrey le Scrop and his fellows, justices to hold pleas before the 
Westmiuster. king. Order to admit the said Robert as their fellow for this purpose. 

By p.s. 

March 12. To William Trussel, escheator this side Trent. Order to deliver to 
WestminHter. Eleanor, late the wife of Thomas Mauduyt, tenant in chief of the late king, 
a third of the manor of Wermenstre, co. Wilts, of the yearly value of 
48/. 85. 2d., and a third of the manor of Westbury, in the same county, of 
the yearly value of 9A 4^. Ic?., which the king has assigned to her as 
her dower. 

To the same. Order not to distrain the abbot of St. Catherine-du-Mont, 
Rouen, dwelling in parts beyond sea., for fealty for the lands that he holds 
of the king in England, as he has done fealty to the king. — Thomas Hotoft 
received the fealty by writ. 

To the sheriff of Oxford. Order to cause a coroner for that county to be 
elected in place of Thomas de Grauntpount, deceased. 

To the same. Order to cause a coroner for that county to be elected in 
place of William de Wetewang, who is insufficiently qualified. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause allowance 
to be made to Robert de Coventre, in the debts due from him to the 
exchequer, for oil. 13*. 4(7. due to him from the late king for corn taken for 
his use, as appears by the account of William de Melton, late keeper of the 
said king's wardrobe, if they find by inspection of the said account that this 
sum is due to Robert, who has prayed the king, by petition before him and 
his council, to cause the said sum to be allowed to him as above, he being 
indebted to the exchequer in 30/. 195. \\\d. of the remainder of his account 
for the time when he was keeper of the lands in co. Northumberland and in 
the bishopric of Durham that the late king caused to be taken into his 
hands as forfeited. By pet. of C. 

March 6. To the sheriff of Northampton. Order to cause Richard de Lungespy to 

Westminster, have seisin of a messuage and a virgate and 6 acres of land in Lodynton, as 
the king learns by inquisition that the late king caused to be taken by John 
Daundelyn, then sheriff" of that county, that Robert de Lungespy, who was 
outlawed for felony, held the premises of the said Richard, and that they 
have been in the late king's hands for a year and a day, and that they are 
still in the king's hands, and that John de Sancto Mauro, late sheriff of that 
county, had the year, day, and waste thereof, and ought to answer to the 
king for the same. 

March 12. To the sheriff of Hertford. Order to cause a coroner for that county to 
Westminster, be elected in place of Laurence de Bottele, who is disqualified by infirmity 
and age. 

]\Iarch 10. To the sheriff of Surrey. Order to cause a coroner for that county to be 
Westminster, elected in place of Nicholas de Staf hurst, deceased. 



March 14. 
Westminster. 



March 10. 

Westminster. 



March 12. 
Westminster. 



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1327. 

March 10. 
Westminster. 



March 12. 
Westminster. 



86079. 



Membrane 23 — cont. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. The burgesses of Oxford 
have shewn the king, by petition in parliament, that whereas the late king— at 
the prosecution of the said burgesses by petition in parliament [6569] at West- 
minster, in the 1 7th year of his reign, suggesting that whereas they, by the 
charters of the king's progenitors, hold at fee-farm the town of Oxford with 
all liberties that the city of London has, and that emends of the breach of 
the assize of bread and ale in the town and suburbs have always been 
annexed and assigned in aid of the said ferm from time out of mind, until 
Edward I., about the 20th year of his reign, caused the assize to be seized 
into his hands, at the procurement of the chancellor and scholars of the 
university and of the sheriff of the county of Oxford, without the burgesses 
being called iu judgment, since which time Edward I. and Edward II. 
received the profit of the assize, and that although the assize was granted to 
others at a rent of 100*. yearly to the exchequer from the time of its being 
taken into the said king's hands, nevertheless the burgesses were charged 
with the whole ferm of the town at the exchequer from the time of the 
taking of the assize into the said king's hands as if the assize had been in 
their hands, — ordered the treasurer and barons of the exchequer to search 
the rolls and memoranda of the exchequer concerning the premises, and to 
certify him of the time, manner, and cause of the assize being taken into 
the hands of Edward I., and they certified that Henry III. granted and 
ordered by his charter that the bakers and brewers of Oxford should, on their 
second trespass against the nssize of bread and ale, lose the bread and ala 
made contrary to the assize, and that the bread and ale should be forfeited 
to the king, and that Edwai'd I., upon being given to understand that, after 
many trespasses had been made by the bakers and brewers of the town and 
left unpunished, the mayor and baililfs had not made sufficient answer for 
the issues of the aforesaid bread and ale thus forfeited to Henry III. and to 
him, whereby the trespassers assumed greater boldness in offending, pro- 
vided by his council that the constable of Oxford castle should receive all 
issues from the forfeiture of the aforesaid bread and ale, and should be 
charged therewith, and should answer therefor at the exchequer, and there- 
upon ordered the keeper of the castle to receive and answer for all such 
issues, and that they found nothing else in the exchequer concerning the 
assize aforesaid; wherefore the burgesses have besought the kiuji to cause 
the said 100*. wherewith they are charged yearly to be allowed to 
them, and that they may be discharged thereof; the king therefore orders 
the treasurer and barons to have advisement by the inspection of the rolls 
and memoranda of the exchequer concerning the time, manner, and cause of 
the assize being taken into the hands of Edward I., and whether the 
burgesses had the assize in aid of the ferm of the town or not, and if so, by 
whose grant, and how, and from what time, and how much the assize 
used to be worth to them yearly, and how much is now answered to the 
king therefor, and if they find that the burgesses had the emends of the 
assize in aid of their ferm, and that answer is made to the king for the said 
100.S. yearly for the assize, they are then to cause due allowance thereof to be 
made to the burgesses according to their discretion. By pet. of C. [1293"^.] 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to acquit Richard 
de Potesgrave of the issues of the lands of John de Beggeby from 6 March, 
in the 17th year of the late king's reign, -when the said king ordered 
Richard, then keeper of the lands aforesaid, to deliver them to John, 
because John was acquitted before Henry de Cobeham and Ed. de Passelo, 
then justices to deliver Rochester gaol of the said John, of adhesion to 
Bartholomew de Badelesmere and of other felonies and trespasses in 
CO. Kent whereof he was indicted, and to discharge Richard of John's gocds, 
which the king also ordered him to restore. 

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■[^27. Membrane 2S — cont. 

March 13. To the sheriff of Wilts. Order to cause underwood in the park of 
Westmiuster. Claryndon to be taken by the view of John de Chidiok, the king's keeper 
there, sufficient for repairing the enclosure of the park, and to expend up 
to 20/. by the view of the said John about the enclosure, as the king is 
given to understand that the enclosure is so fallen down and broken that 
the king's beasts in the park can pass through it in many places. By C. 

Membrane 22. 

Feb. 4. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause to be 

Westminster, delivered to the prior of Neuport Paynel, which is a cell of the abbey of 
Marmoutier, Tours, all the lands, fees, and advowsons pertaining to the 
priory, which the late king caused to be taken into his hands by reason of 
the war between him and the king of France in the duchy of Aquitaine, 
with other lands of alien men of religion of the power of the king of France, 
which lands of the priory the said king committed to the prior during 
pleasure for a yearly ferm, retaining in his hands the knights' fees and advow- 
sons, and to cause the goods and chattels on the lands to be delivered to the 
prior, which the said king also caused to be taken into his hands and which 
he delivered to the prior upon mainprise to answer therefor to him, and to 
cau.'ie the prior to be discharged of the ferm aforesaid and of the arrears 
thereof, and to discharge him and his mainpernors of the goods and chattels 
aforesaid, saving to the king until otherwise ordered the apportum due to 
the abbey aforesaid, the prior having besought the king fur such restoration 
and discharge, which the king has granted by the assent of the prelates, 
earls, barons, and other magnates in parliament. By pet. of C. 

IFoedera.l 

The like in favour of the following : 
The abbot of Fecamp in Normandy. 
The abbess of Caen in Normandy. 
The prior of Wangeford, of the Cluniac order. 
The prior of Horkesle, of the Cluniac order. 

The prior of Lynton, a cell of the abbey of St. Jacut in Britanny. 
The prior of Modbury, a cell of the abbey of St. Pierre-sur-Dive in 

Normandy. 
The prior of Loddres, a cell of the abbey of Montebourg in Normandy. 
The prior of Frumpton, a cell of the abbey of St. Stephen, Caen, in 

Normandy. 
The prior of Oteryngton, a cell of the abbey of St. Michel in Peril of 

the Sea in Normand}'. 
The prior of Theford, a cell of the abbey of Cluny in Normandy. 
The prior of Avebury, a cell of the abbey of St. George in Normandy. 
The prior of Clatford, a cell of St. Victor in Normandy. 
The prior of Appledercombe, a cell of the abbey of St. Mary, Monte- 
bourg, in Normandy. 
The prior of St. Helen's, of the Cluniac order. 
The prior of Pontefract, of the Cluniac order. 
The prior of Blyth, a cell of the abbey of St. Catherine-du-Mont, 

Rouen, in Normandy. 
The prior of Hermodesworth, a cell of the same abbey. 
The prior of Ecclesfeld, a cell of the same abbey. 
The prior of Mereseye, a cell of St. Ouen's, Rouen. 
The prior of La Seke, a ceU of the abbey of St. Florent, Saumur 

(Samuro), in Anjou. 
The prior of Holy Trinity, York, a cell of the abbey of Marmoutier, 

Tours. 
The prior of Derhurst, a cell of the abbey of St. Denis. 



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1327. Membrane 22— cont. 

The prior of Bernestaple, of the Cluniac ordar. 

The prior of Carsewelle, of the Cluniac order. 

The prior of St. James near Exeter, a cell of the priory of St. Mar- 

tin-des-Champs, Paris. 
Brother Richard Folyn, proctor of the abbey of Beaubec in Normandy. 
The prior of Pembrok in Wales, a cell of the abbey of Seez in 

Normandy. 
Brother Richard, proctor of the prior of Morteyn in England. 
The prior of Shireburn, a cell of the house of St. Benoit, Cerisys 

{de Cyrisi). 
The prior of Eye, a cell of the abbey of Bernay in Normandy. 
The prior of St. Valery, a cell of the abbey of St. Valery in Picardy. 
The prior of Wolfricheston, a cell of the abbey of St. Pierre-sur-Dive, 

in Normandy. 
The prior of Lenton, of the Cluniac order. 
The abbot of Cluny. 

The abbot of St. Martin, Seez, in Normandy. 
The prior de Cretynges and of Everdon, a cell of the abbey of Bernay 

in Normandy. 
The prioress of Leuneministre, a cell of the abbey of Almeneches 

{Almanarcke), in Normandy. 
The prior of Ooges, a cell of the abbey of Fecamp, in Normandy. 
The prior of Noyon [and] Neumarche {de Novo Mercato). 
The prior of Okeburn. 
The prior of St. Neots. 
The prior of Stokes. 
The prior of Styventon. 
The prior of Goldclyve. 
The prior of Cowyk. 
The prior of Wylesford. 
The abbot of Seez. 
The prior of Cameryngham. 
The abbot of Lire. 

The prior of Caresbrok, a cell of the abbey of Lire. 
The prior of Hynkele, a cell of the abbey of Lire. 
The prior of Tytteleye, a cell of the abbey of Tiron (Tj/rona). 
The prior of Holy Cross in the Isle of Wight, a cell of the abbey of 

Tiron. 
The prior of Hamele, a cell of the abbey of Tiron. 
The prior of Warham, a cell of the abbey of Lire. 
The prior of Appeltrecombe in the Isle of Wight, a cell of Montebouig. 
The prior of Paunfeld and Welle, a cell of the abbey of Caen, in 

Normandy. 
The prior of St. Mary's, Lancaster, a cell of the abbey of Seez in 

Normandy. 
The prior of Anedewell, a cell of the abbey of Tiron. 
The prior of Folkestan, a cell of the abbey of Lonlay {Lulleyo) in 

Normandy. 
The abbess of Gynes in Artoys. 
The prior of Menstre, a cell of the abbey of St. Serge {Cergi) in 

Anjou (Angavia). 
The prior of Truerdrayth in Cornwall, a cell of the aforesaid abbey. 
The prior of St. Michael in Cornwall, a cell of St. Michel in Peril of 

the Sea, Normandy. [Ibid.} 

Feb. 17. To the sheriff of Gloucester. Order to resume into the king's hands the 

Westmin.ster. land.s and tenements of William de Kaerdif, and to deliver tiiein to him, 

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1327. Membranes 22, 21 — cont. 

together with the issues and arrears of ferms, etc., for which answer was 
not made to the late king, and also his goods and chattels, excepting the 
lands that belonged to the Templars, as it has been agreed in the present 
parliament that all those who were of the quarrel of Thomas, late earl of 
Lancaster, to pursue Hugh le Despenser, the younger, and Hugh le 
Despenser, the elder, shall have their lands, goods and chattels, which were 
taken into the late king's hands as forfeited. It is not the intention of the 
king and his council that they shall be restored to lands that they have sold 
or quit-claimed. By pet. of C. 

\^Fcedera.'] 

The like to the sheriffs of other counties and others in favour of many* 
others. \^Ibid.'\ 

Feb. 22. To the sheriff of Wilts. Like order in favour of William filz Waryn. 

Westminster. \^Ibid.'] By K. & C. 

The like to the sheriffs of other counties in favour of sixteen others. 

[76/rf.] By K. & C. 

Feb. 22. To Ralph Basset, keeper of the lands in the king's hands in co. Rutland. 

Westminster. Order to deliver to Margaret, late the wife of Bartholomew de Badelesmere, 
all the issues of her lands, which were taken into the late king's hands for 
the above reason, for the time that he has had the custody thereof, and the 
arrears of ferms, etc., and her goods and chattels, in accordance with the 
aforesaid ordinance in parliament. By K. & C. 

llbid.-] 

The like to keepers in divers counties in favour of the said Margaret and 
others. \^Ibid.'] 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause Howel 

Westminster, ap Howel, who made fine in 500/. with the late king to save his life and to 
have his lands again because he was of the quarrel of Thomas, earl of 
Lancastei", to be discharged of what still remains to be paid of the said fine, 
and to cause him and his mainpernors to be discharged, as the king has 
caused the recognisance and mainprise for the fine to be cancelled in 
chancery, in accordance with the aforesaid ordinance in parliament. [/Ate?.] 
The like in favour of the following : 
John de Countevill, for 20/. 
Simon de Rale, for 40/. 
Andrew de Craucombe, for 40*. 
John Mauduyt, for 1,000 marks. 
Otto de Botringan, for 1,000 marks. 
John de Aldwincle, for 40*. \^Ibid.'\ 

Feb. 14. To the same. Order to cause Edmund de Nevill to be discharged and 

Westminster, acquitted of 70 marks, the remainder of 100 marks in which he made fine 
with the late king, because ho, at the order of Thomas, late earl of Lan- 
caster, of whose household he was a member, caused certain men of the 
county of Lancaster to be arrayed to resist Hugh le Despenser and certain 
others, the councillors of the late king, for which he was indicted before 
Hervey de Staunton and his fellows, justices to hold pleas before the late 
king in the aforesaid county, as he has besought the king, by petition 
before him and his council, to pardon him the remainder of the fine, and it 
was agreed in the present parliament that all fines and ransoms made by 
reason of the said earl's quarrel shall be annulled and cancelled. 
[Ibid.'] By pet. of C. 

The like to the following : 

John de Erleye, for 80/. 

John son of Simon, for 40/. 



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Membrane 21 — cont. 

Thomas de Herepathe, for 201. 

Thomas de Bradeston, io\ 100 marks. 

John de Wylinton, for 3,000Z. 

Walter de Pavely, for 200 marks. 

Thomas de Gurney, for 100/. 

Thomas de Wylinton, for 40 marks, 

John de Nevill of Horneby, for 500/. llbid.'] 



Membrane 20. 

Feb. 7. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause Oliver 

Westminster, de Ingham, who is staying in Gascony in the king's service, to have respite 

until Michaelmas next for all debts due to the exchequer and for all 

accounts that he is bound to render there. By K. & C. 

Feb. 10. To Simon de Grymmesby, escheator beyond Trent. Order to cause 

Westminster, dower to be assigned to William de Gascrik and Juliana his wife, late the 
wife of John Paynel, tenant in chief of the late king, of the said John's 
lands, in the presence of Margaret de Daventre, formerly the king's nurse, 
to whom the king has committed the custody of two parts of the manor of 
Drax Paynel during the minority of John's heir. 

Feb. 8. To the treasurer and chamberlains of the exchequer of Dublin. Order 

Westminster, to cause 20/. to be paid to Walter Wogan for the arrears of his fee for the 

time when he was justice to hear and determine the pleas following the late 

king's chief justice in Ireland, if that sum be due to him, as he asserts it is 

in his petition before the king and council for payment thereof. 

By pet. of C. 

To Robert de Werington. Order not to intermeddle further with the 
collection or custody of offerings coming to or in any wise pertaining to 
the church of the prior of Pontefract, by virtue of any mandate or com- 
mission previously made to him. By pet. of C. [3283.] 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to allow to the 
abbot of St. Victor, who dwells in parts beyond sea, rector of the church of 
Stratfeld Mortimer, or to his proctor, 100s. 4c?. due to him from the late 
king, to wit 64s. 4rf. for oats bought for his use in April, in the 9th year of 
his reign, and 36s. Od. for oats bought from the said rector for the expenses 
of the said king's horses staying in the parts of Redyngg' in April, in tiie 
11th year of his reign, as appears by two bills of the late king's wardrobe 
in the abbot's possession, in the 100s. that the abbot owes to the king for 
a writ of general attorney in England for a certain time, the abbot having 
prayed the king to cause such allowance to be made to him. 

By pet. of C. [3828.] 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause Adam de 
Swylington, who married Margery, late the wife of Roojer de Pilkington, 
and the heirs of the said Roger to be acquitted and discharged of ."^OO murks, 
wherewith the lands of Roger in the hands of Adam and Margery are 
charged for a fine that Roger made with the late king for saving his life 
and having his lands because he was of the quarrel of Thomas, late earl of 
Lancaster, wherefore he was committed to prison at Tikhull, Adam having 
prayed the king to grant him pardon for the above sum. By pet. of C. 

Feb. 10. To the keeper of certain lands in the king's hands in co. Sussex. Order 

Westminster, to restore to William le Baud his lands in that county, to wit the manor of 
Coryngham and Dungeseles and the udvowson of the church of the former 
manor, which are in the keeper's custody by the late king's commission, 
and to restore the issues of the same and the arrears of the ferms that did 
not come to the late king's hands, William having prayed the king for 



Feb. 3. 
Westminster. 



Feb. 12. 
Westminster. 



Feb. 10. 

Westminster. 



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1^27. Membrane 20 — cont. 

restitution of his lands, which were taken into the king's hands because 
William was of the quarrel of Thomas, late earl of Lancaster, and it has 
been ordained in the present parliament that the lands that were taken into 
the late king's hands by reason of the said earl's quarrel shall be restored. 

By pet. of C. [14665.] 

The like to the following : 

The keeper of certain lands in the king's hands in co. Leicester, for 

the manor of Lubenham and the advowson of the church of that manor. 

The keeper of certain lands in the king's hands in co. Hertford, for the 

manors of Little Hadham and Melcleye, and two carucates of land 

in Staundon and Great Hadham, and the advowson of the chapel of 

Pelham Fourneux. 

Feb. 12. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order, made with the 

■Westmiuster. assent of the prelates, earls, and other magnates in parliament, to cause to 
be restored to the dean and chapter of Rouen all their lauds, fees and 
advowsons, together with their goods and chattels in the same, and the 
arrears of the ferm due therefor to the late king from Master Peter de 
(ialiciano, to whom he committed the lands aforesaid, which he caused to 
be taken into his hands with the lands of other alien men of religion of the 
power of the king of France, the dean and chapter having prayed for 
restitution by their petition before the king and his council, and the king 
having granted to them the arrears of the ferm aforesaid. \^Fced€7'a.'\ 

To the same. Order to allow to John de Erleye, late sheriff of Somerset 
and Dorset, 20/. 195. 6|flf. paid by him to Richard de Bcauchamp, the late 
king's Serjeant and huntsman, from 20 October last until 26 January, to wit 
for 88 days, by virtue of the late king's order of October 15 last, to pay to 
Richard 12rf. a day for himseli", and to Walter de Louchale and Little William 
Z\d. a day each, and to Gilbert Scot and Richard de Croydon, John de 
Ledebury, and Henry de Burton \\d. a day each, and to Buffardus Page 
\d. a day, and \d. a day for each of forty-one running dogs and eleven 
greyhounds, except five running dogs, [for whom] the late king willed that 
\d. a day should be paid, from the said 20 October for so long as Richard, 
the said dogs, and six yeomen and page {paiettus) keeping the dogs, should 
remain in the sheriff's bailiwick. 

To the same. Order to allow to the said John de Erleye 65*. 4c?. paid 
by him to John Huchyn, the late king's huntsman, from 20 October last 
until 26 January, to wit for 98 days, by virtue of the late king's order of 
October 16 last to pay to the said huntsman 2d. a day for his wages and 
\d. a day for each of the twelve greyhounds staying with him in the said 
sheriff's bailiwick. 

Jan. 30. To the same. Order to cause to be paid to Robert Person, citizen and 

■Westujinster. skinner of London, out of the custom of wool, hides, and wool-fells in the 
port of London, wliat they shall find to be in arrear to him of the 400/. due 
to him from the late king for money paid to the exchequer for the late 
king's use by him by the hands of Walter de Norwyco, then keeper of the 
office of treasurer, and of the chamberlains, which sum the late king pro- 
mised to pay to him from the issues of the custom of wool, hides, and wool- 
fells in the said port or from his treasury, Robert having prayed, by petition 
before the king and his council, for payment of the 200/. that still remain 
unpaid to him, he having received 200/. from the exchequer. 

By pet. of C. [8554.] 

. Feb. 6. To the same. Order to cause allowance to be made to Richard de 

Westminster. Perrers, in the debts due from him for the time when he was the late king's 

sheriff" of Essex and Hertford, for 41/. 6s. 2d. due to him from the late king 

for money paid by him to John de Wygornia and his fellows, soldiers 



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1327. 



Feb. 10. 
Westminster. 



Feb. 3. 
Westminster. 



Feb. 8. 
Westminster. 



Membrant 20 — cont. 
{soldariis), for their wages and for recompence for their horses lost in the 
said king's service in divers garrisons (^municionibus) in Scotland in the 
5th, Gth, and 7th years of his reign, as appears by a bill of the late king's 
wardrobe in Richard's possession, as Richard has prayed, by petition before 
the king and his council, for allowance for the aforesaid sura. 

By pet. of C. [7922.] 

To John de Hampton, escheator in cos. Gloucester, Worcester, Stafford, 
Salop, etc. Order not to intermeddle further with a quarter of *he manor 
of Mere, and with a quarter of a quarter of the said manor, in the said {sic) 
county, and with 4 acres of land and 12 acres of turbary in the same town, 
and to deliver the issues thereof to James de Daudele, as the king learns by 
inquisition taken by William le Botill[er] and Roger Hillary, by the late 
king's order, that "William de Mere, on Monday the morrow of the Close of 
Easter, in the eleventh year of the late king's reign, enfeoffed Hugh 
Daudele of the premises, to him and his heirs, and that Hugh continued his 
seisin thei'eof by virtue of the feoffment aforesaid from that day until the 
tenements were taken into the late king's hands with other lands of Hugh, 
and that they are in the king's hands solely for this reason, and that they 
are held of Thomas de Haglhton (sic) by the service of a quarter of a 
knight's fee, and that James de Daudele, Hugh's son, is Hugh's next heir 
and is of full age. By pet. of C. 

To the keeper of the manor of Stretton, co. Oxford. Order not to inter- 
meddle further with the said manor, and to restore the issues thereof from 
the time of the death of the aforesaid Hugh to the said James, as the king 
learns by inquisition taken by John Loveday and William de Sliareshuli, by 
the late king's order, tliat Ela de Audele, on Monday after St. Frideswide, 
1 Edward I., granted to Hugh de Audele, her son, now deceased, the said 
manor, to him and the heirs of his body, and that Hugh continued his seisin 
thereof by virtue of the grant from that day until it was taken into the late 
king's hands with his other lands, and that it is in the king's hands solely 
for this reason, and that it is held of Ebulo Lestraunge and Alesia his wife, 
as of Alesia's riglit, by the service of a third of a knight's fee for all service, 
and that James de Audele, son of the said Hugh, is his next heir and is of 
full age. By pet. of C. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. The executors of the 
will of Thomas de Barcleie have shown the king, by their petition before 
him and his council, that whereas they lately had the administration of the 
goods and chattels of the deceased by delivery from the ordinary of that (sic) 
place, to wit the corn in the barns, the beasts, and divers other things in 
his manors, for the execution of his will, John de Hampton, late sheriff of 
Gloucester, Johji Sturmy, and others took the said goods and chattels into 
the late king's hands by his order, and detained them from the executors 
until James de Broghton, who afterwards had the custody of the castle and 
lordship of Bercleye by the late king's commission, occupied and sold the 
said goods and chattels, and levied the money thence arising for the late 
king's use, and detained the money in his possession, so that the executors 
could not have free administration thereof as they ought to have ; wherefore 
they have besought the king to provide a remedy : the king therefore orders 
the treasurer and barons to examine the account of the said James for the 
time when he had the custody of the castle and lordship, and if they find 
that he accounted for the goods and chattels aforesaid and paid the money 
thence arising to the late king, to cause the executors to have allowance for 
the money thus paid in the debts due from Thomas to the late king, and if 
James has not accounted for the goods and chattels, to cause him to come 
before them at the exchequer, and to cause justice to be done to the 
executors. By pet. of C- 



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1P>27. 

Feb. 6. 

Westminster. 



Membrane 20 — cont. 

To Tliomas de Hyndringham and John Claver, late keepers of the tem- 
poralities of the bishopric of Norwich, then in the late king's hands. Order 
to cause to be paid to William, bishop of Norwich, all the issues of the 
temporalities that have not been paid to the king or his father from 
4 December, in the 19th year of the late king's reign, when he offered to 
the late king the pope's bull preferring him to the bishopric and his fealty, 
until 9 November following, until which time the late king detained the 
issues by the procurement of Hugh le Despenser, the younger, and Robert de 
Baldok, the bishop's rivals, as the bisliop has prayed the king for remedy. 
\^F(ed€ra.'\ By pet. of C. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause the issues 
and profits of the temporalities from the said 4 December that had not 
been paid to the king or his father on the 6 February aforesaid to be paid 
to the bishop, discharging the said Thomas and John of the same. Dated 
at Westminster, 20 February, in the third year of the reign. 



Membrane 19. 

Feb. 9. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause a recog- 

Westmiuster. nisance for 2,460/. bs. \0d. made to the late king by J. bishop of Winchester 
to be cancelled, and to discharge the bishop of what still remains to be paid 
of the above sum, the bishop, after he had been promoted to the bishopric 
by the pope, having been hindered for a long time from receiving his tem- 
poralities by reason of certain impeachments that Master Robert de Baldok 
and other rivals made against him after he had offered his fealty to the late 
king for the temporalities, during which time the late king received the issues 
and profits of the temporalities in full, and the bishop made a recognisance 
to him for 10,000/. payable at pleasure in order to obtain the temporalities, 
for which 10,000/. the late king willed that he would be satisfied for 2,000/. 
and that the residue thereof should be put in respite depending upon the 
bishop's conduct, and afterwards, when the bishop's fealty had been taken 
and his temporalities had been restored, the bishop made another recog- 
nisance to the late king in the above sum of 2,460/. 5s. 10c?. for the corn 
then growing in the lands of the bishopric and for divers other things, of 
which sum a certain part has been paid by the bishop and a certain part 
remains to be paid, and the bishops of London and Hereford, who were 
afterwards sent to the late king for certain causes, informed the king 
amongst other things upon their return that the late king answered, for the 
discharge of his conscience, that it was not his intention that anything of the 
said recognisance for 10,000/. should be taken, and he willed, for the issues 
and profits of the temporalities levied and received by him against conscience, 
that what remained unpaid of the aforesaid recognisance for 2,460/. 5s. \0d. 
shall be remitted to the bi.shop. The king has ordered J. bishop of Ely, his 
chancellor, to cause the said recognisance for 10,000/. in the late king's rolls 
of chancery to be annulled and cancelled. By p.s. [66.] 

\^Fcedera.'\ 

Feb. 4. To Robert de Bikkemor, the late king's escheator in cos. Cornwall, 

Westminster. Devon, Somerset, and Dorset. Order not to intermeddle further with 
certain lands in Hounespell, co. Somerset, taken into the king's hands by 
reason of the death of Herbert de Marisco, tenant in chief, and to restore 
the issues thereof to Isabella de Rodes, as the kings learns by inquisition 
taken by the said Robert by the late king's order that Herbert demised and 
granted the said lands to Isabella for her life, and that the lands are held of 
Richard Kogan, knight, by the service of rendering \d. yearly at Michael- 
mas, and that the lands are worth yearly in all issues 10/. By C. 



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1327. Membrane 19 — cont. 

Feb. 16. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause the 

Westmiuster. master and brethren of St. Leonard's hospital, York, to be discliarged of 
90/. 186. 2c?. of the 190/. 18s. 2d. exacted from them by summons of the 
exchequer for tenths, tallages, and other subsidies of the time of Edward I,, 
aud to permit them to pay the remaining 100/. at the rate of 10 marks 
yearly, as the king has pardoned them the aforesaid sum and granted them 
such respite because the hospital, which is of his patronage, is much 
depressed by divers oppressions and grievances. By p.s. [123. J 

Feb. .5. To the same. Order to discharge Adam de Swylington of 237^ marks, 

Westminster, the remainder of a fine of 1,000 marks made with the late king to save his 
life and to have his lands, of which sum the late king pardoned him 
500 marks, as Adam has prayed the king to pardon him the said 237^ marks, 
he having been imprisoned at Tikhill because he was of the quarrel of 
Thomas, late earl of Lancaster, and having made fine or ransom with the 
late king as above. By pet. of C. 

March 3. To the treasurer and chamberlains. Order to pay to William de Culpho 
Westminster. 17/. Is. 5|c?. due to him for divers things bought by him for the expenses 
of the household of John de Ellham, the king's brother, as appears by a 
bill of the treasurer in his possession, as William has besought the king to 
cause the above sum to be paid to him so that he may pay the men from whom 
the said things were bought, he having rendered his account of the expenses 
of the said household before the treasurer and barons by the king's order. 

Feb. 16. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to deliver the town 

Westminster, of Scardeburgh to the burgesses thereof, to hold it as they were wont to 
hold it before it was taken into the late king's hands, as they have shewn the 
king, by their petition before him and his council in parliament, that the 
king's progenitors by their charters, which the late king confirmed, demised 
and granted the town to them at fee-ferm, rendering yearly therefor 66/., 
by pretext whereof they and their ancestors held the town peacefully and 
quietly until the late king lately caused it to be taken into his hands without 
cause, and they have prayed the king for remedy, and it appears by the 
charters and confirmation aforesaid exhibited in chancery that the town 
was demised to the burgesses at fee-ferm as is aforesaid, and it is found by 
a certificate made by tlie chancellor before the king and his council that the 
late king caused the town to be taken into his hands by a writ enrolled in 
the rolls of chancery by these words * for certain causes,' without any other 
cause being specified in the writ; which cause is adjudged as naught by 
the king and his council in parliament. 

Feb. 12. To the steward of Gower. David Baret has besought the king, by peti- 

Westminster. tion before him and his council, to cause to be restored to him the lands that 
belonged to Stephen Baret, knight, his brother, of whom he is the heir, 
which are in the king's hands by reason of the riding in war (equitacionis) 
of the barons in the quarrel of Thomas, late earl of Lancaster ; the king, 
acceding to this petition by the counsel aud assent of the prelates, earls, and 
barons, and all the community of the realm, orders the steward to inform 
himself concerning the taking of the said lands into the king's hands, and to 
deliver all the lands that he shall find belonged to Stephen in the land of 
Gower that are in the king's hands to David, if David be his next heir and 
be of full age, together with the issues and arrears of ferms for which tiie 
late king or the present king have not been satisfied. By pet. of C. 

Feb. 6. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to allow to John 

Westminster, de Cotun, in the 140/. of the ferm of the city of London due from him 

aud Gilbert de Mordon to the exchequer for the time when they were the 

late king's sheriffs, 98/. 9*. 5o?., the remainder of 108/. I9s. bd. for fur- 



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]^327. Membrane 19 — cont. 

lining (peluram), delivered by John at the late king's order to Ralph de 
Stokes, then clerk of the said king's great wardrobe, as appears by four 
bills of the wardrobe in John's possession, John having afterwards 
received 10/. thereof from the late king's exchequer, as John has prayed 
the king, by his petition before the king and his council, to cause the 
said sum to be allowed as above. By pet. of C. [13723.] 

Feb. 18. To the same. Order to allow to Laurence de Rustiton, king's clerk, in 

Westminster, the 38/. 7*. 5^d. due from him for the arrears of the ferm of the towns of 
Petresfeld, Mapelderham, Upclatford, and Hardebrugge, co. Southampton, 
committed to him by the late king, the sura of 22/. 11*. S^d. due to him in 
the late king's wardrobe, as appears by a bill of the wardrobe under the 
seals of J. bishop of Bath and Wells and John de Okham in his possession, 
as he has prayed the king, by his petition before him and his council, to 
cause such allowance to be made to him. By pet. of C 

Feb. 12. To Simon de Grymmesby, escheator beyond Trent. Order to deliver to 

Westminster. William de Ayremynue, bishop of Norwich, the issues received by him 
from the manor of Drax Paynel, co. York, from the time when it was 
taken into the late king's hands, the late king having ordered the said 
escheator to restore to the bishop his lands, goods, and chattels and debts 
in CO. York, together with the issues thereof since he caused them to be 
taken into his hands for certain reasons, whereupon the escheator returned 
that he had taken the aforesaid manor into the late king's hands by reason 
of the trespass that the bishop made in acquiring it from John Paynel, who 
held it in chief of the late king, without the late king's licence, as the 
bishop has now rendered the manor to the heirs of the said John, minors in 
the king's wardship, wherefore the king has pardoned him the trespass 
committed by him in this behalf and has granted him the issues received 
from the manor from the time of its acquisition. By p.s. [98.] 

Feb. 10. To Matthew Broun, escheator in cos. Lincoln, Rutland, and North- 

Westminster, ampton. Order not to intermeddle further with a messuage, 10 acres of 
land, and an acre of meadow in Castelcarleton, and to restore the issues 
thereof, as the king learns by inquisition taken by the late king's order that 
John de Meriet demised the premises to John de Ardern for life only and 
in no other way, and that John de Ardern died more than six years ago, 
and that the tenements were taken into the said king's hands by reason 
of this demise solely, and that they are still in the king's hands for this 
reason, and that they are held of the king in chief as parcels of the manor 
of Castelcarleton, which manor is held of him in chief by the service of one 
knight's fee, and that they are worth yearly in all issues 2s. and not more, 
because the messuage is fallen down and the land is not cultivated. 

Feb. 15. To Thomas de Harpeden, escheator in cos. Southampton, Wilts, Oxford, 

Westminster. Berks, Bedford, and Buckingham. Order to deliver to John de Bohun, 
son and heir of Humphrey de Bohun, sometime earl of Hereford and Essex, 
the issues of his father's lands from 31 October, in the 20th year of the 
late king's reign, when the late king took his fealty and rendered to him 
his lands, although he was not then of full age, because he learned by trust- 
worthy testimony that John would be of full age on St. Clement's Day next 
following, and he respited John's homage for certain causes, as the king has 
taken John's homage since his accession. 

The like to John de Blomvill, escheator in cos. Norfolk and Suffolk, etc., 
and to John de Hampton, escheator in co. Gloucester, etc. 

Feb. 10. To Thomas de Harpedene, escheator in cos. Wilts, Southampton, Oxford, 

Westminster. Berks, Bedford, and Buckingham. Order to cause dower to be assigned to 
Edith, late the wife of John de Gomeldon, tenant in chief of the late king, 
upon her taking oath not to marry without the king's licence. 



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1327. Membrane 19 — cont. 

Feb. 16. To the abbot of Bee Hellouin. Grant of power to receive upon this 

Westminster, occasion the fealty of William, abbot of St. Mary's Grestein {de Gresteno), 
dwelling in parts beyond sea, due to the king for the lands that he holds of 
the king in England. 

Vacated. 



Feb. 1. 

Westminster. 



Membrane 18. 

To the sheriff of Norfolk and Suffolk. Whereas Hugh Daudeley, the 
younger, bound himself in writing and by oath to the late kins that he 



would assist him in all things all his lifetime, and that he would not eloign 
himself from the said king for anything that might happen, and granted 
that, if he contravened any of the things contained in the said writing, the 
late king might take all his lands into his hands and execute the other things 
contained in the writing ; and although the late king frequently ordered 
Hugh to come to him on certain days and places to obey his orders and 
pleasure concerning the premises, Hugh did not come, breaking the obliga- 
tion and oath aforesaid ; wherefore the late king ordered the sheriff of 
Gloucester to go in person to Hugh's manor of Thornbur[y], and to 
summon Hugh to be before the king at Gloucester on Friday before 
St. Ambrose, to wit 3 April, in the 14th year of the king's reign, to show 
cause why the manor should not be taken into the king's hands with all 
his other lands, according to the form of the deed aforesaid, and why the 
other things contained in the deed should not be put into execution, and to 
do and receive further what should be considered by the king and his 
council ; at which day the sheriff returned to the late king that he had 
been to the said manor, and had caused Hugh to be summoned as aforesaid 
by William de Westbrok of Thornbur[y] and William de Wetawere of the 
same ; at which day Hugh, being many times called, did not come ; where- 
fore, the process in the matter being continued until Wednesday following, 
it was considered by the late king's council that all Hugh's lands, goods, 
and chattels should be taken into his hands, according to the form of the 
said deed, and the laie king caused them to be taken and kept in his hands 
by virtue of the process and consideration aforesaid, and ordered that 
answer should be made to him for the issues thereof until he should cause 
other ordinance to be made, as appears by the rolls of the late king** 
chancery ; and the consideration and process aforesaid, after they had been 
recited, examined, and discussed in the present parliament at Westminster 
at Hugh's prosecution, are annulled. The king orders the sheriff to restore 
to Hugh all his lands, goods, and chattels in the sheriff's custody. 

By K. & C. 
The like to the sheriffs of the following counties : 

Kent. Essex. 

Wilts. Hertford. 

Gloucester. Lincoln. 

Rutland. Southampton. 

Surrey and Sussex. Devon. 

Buckingham. Stafford. 

Oxford. Northampton. 

Berks. 

Feb. 8. To Robert de Bynchestre. Order to deliver to Thomas de Colevill the 

Westminster, goods and chattels of John de Britannia, earl of Richmond, together with 

the issues received by Robert from the earl's manors and lands during the 

time when he had the custody thereof by the late king's commission, after 

the late king had caused the earl's lands, goods, and chattels to be taken 



28. 



CALENDAK OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1327. 



Feb. 8. 
Westminster. 



Feb. 4. 
Westminster. 



Jan. 28. 

Westminster. 



Feb. 3. 
Westminster. 



Feb. 12. 

Westminster. 



Membrane 18 — cont. 

into his hands, as the said king restored the lands, goods, and chattels 
to the earl, and committed the custody of the earl's castles, manors, 
lands, goods, and chattels beyond Trent to the aforesaid Thomas for the 
earl's use to be kept by the bailiflfs and ministers who had the keeping 
thereof before they were taken into the late king's hands, or by others as 
should seem good for the earl's benefit, and the late king ordered tiie said 
Robert to deliver to Thomas the earl's goods and chattels in his custody 
and the issues aforesaid, and he has as yet done nothing in this matter, as 
the king is given to understand on the earl's behalf. 
The like to William de Felton. 

To John de Denum. Order to deliver to the aforesaid Thomas the earl's 
goods and chattels in his custody and the issues received by him from the 
earl's manors and lands during the time when he had the custody thereof 
by the late king's commission. 
The like to the following : 

John de Glenton. John de Kele. 

Thomas Broun, Nicholas Belle. 

John Monceux. Thomas de Novo Mercato. 

To Matthew Broun, late escheator in cos. Lincoln, Northampton, and Rut- 
land. Order not to intermeddle further with the constablesliip of Lincoln 
castle and with the bailiwick before the gate of the same castle, and to re- 
store the issues thereof to Ebulo Lestraunge and Alesia his wife, as Matthew 
has returned, in answer to the king's order to certify him of the cause of the 
taking of the constableship and bailiwick into the late king's hands, that he 
did not take them into the late king's hands, but that John Walewayn, the 
said king's late escheator this side Trent, took them into the said king's 
hands because it was said that Alesia, who held the constableship and baili- 
wick to her and her heirs in fee in chief of the late king, demised them, 
when she was single, to John Talbot during his good behaviour to her, 
rendering therefor to her 20 marks yearly, and it appears to the king by 
the late king's rolls of chancery that the late king, on 20 Septembei', in the 
16th year of his reign, rendered the constableship and bailiwick to Alesia 
as her right and inheritance. 

To Simon de Grymmesby, escheator in cos. York, Northumberland, 
Cumberland, and Westmoreland. Order not to intermeddle further with 
the lands of Agnes, late the wife of Richard de Grrymeston, and to restore 
the issues thereof, as the king learns by inquisition taken by the escheator 
that she held no lands in chief of the late king on the day of her death by 
reason whereof the custody of her lands ought to pertain to the king. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to allow to the 
bailiffs and men of Norwich, out of the ferm of their town or out of their 
other debts, 300 marks, unless allowance have been made to them therefor 
wholly or partly, as the late king owed them 200 marks, which they lent to 
him by the hands of John de Sandale, his treasurer, in aid of his Scotch 
war, in the 4th year of his reign, and 100 marks lent to his wardrobe by the 
hands of John de Okham, king's clerk, for the expedition of certain of his 
affairs, in the 7th year of his reign, as is contained in divers letters patent of 
the late king in the possession of the said bailiffs and men, who have prayed 
the king, by petition before him and his council, to cause allowance to be 
made to them as above. By pet. of C. 

To the king's keeper of Movgannou. Order to inform himself concern- 
ing the taking into the king's hands of lands in tliat land, and to restore 
those that he shall ascertain to be in the king's hands by reason of the 
riding of the barons in the quarrel of Thomas, late earl of Lancaster, and 
to restore the issues and arrears of ferm for which the king or his father 



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1327. Membrane 18 — cont. 

have not been satisfied, as the Welsh community of Moro^annou have 
besought the king, by their petition before him and his council, to restore 
the lands that are in his hands for the above reason, and he has acceded to 
their petition by the counsel and assent of the prelates, eai'ls, and barons and 
whole community of his rerdm. 

The like to the king's keeper of Glamorgan for the English community 
of Glamorgan. 

Jan. 30. To Simon de Grymmesby, e.scheator beyond Trent. Order to deliver to 

Westminster. Isabella de Bello Monte of Vescy {de Veciaco) the lands, knights' fees and 

advowsons that belonged to David de Strabolgy, late eai-1 of Athole, tenant 

in chief of the late king, as the king has granted the custody thereof to 

Isabella during the minority of David, son and heir of the said earl. 

The like to John de Blounvill and William de Weston. 

I'eb. 14. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause payment 

Westminster, to be made to Robert Person, citizen and furrier (peletarius) of London, 
of 231/. 0*. 7c?., or to cause an assignment therefor to be made to him upon 
the custom of wool, hides, and wool-fells in the port of London, as he has 
besought the king, by petition before him and his council, to cause payment 
or assignment to be made to him for the above sum, for fur-lining ( pelurd) 
delivered by him at the late king's order to Ralph de Stokes, then clerk of 
his great wardrobe, for his use, as appears by six bills of the wardrobe in 
Robert's possession. By pet. of C 

Feb. 2. To the abbot of King's Bcaulieu. Order to permit Gilbert de Walton, abbot 

Westminster, of Grey Abbey {de Jugo Dei) in Ireland, a daughter-house {filiaV domus) of 
the abbey of Holmcoltram, who is in custody in the abbey of King's Beaulieu 
by the late king's order, to go to the house of Holmcoltram with brother 
Thomas de Talkan, a monk of the latter house, as Robert de Barton and Robert 
Parnyng, of co. Cumberland, have mainperned before the king in chancery 
to have the body of Gilbert before him when ordered. By pet. of C. 

Feb. 10. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to allow to 

Westminster. Edmund de Kendale, in the debts due from him for the time when he had the 
manor of Lyndon at ferm of the late king's commission, 15Z. 19*. 'id. due to 
him from the late king for his fee, robe, and wages, as appears by a bill 
under the seal of R. bishop of Coventry and Lichfield, late keeper of the 
late king's wardrobe, in Edmund's possession, as he has prayed the king, by 
petition before him and his council, to cause such allowance to be made to him. 

Feb. 11. To John de Blonvill, escheator in cos. Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridge, Hunt- 

Westminster, ingdon, Hertford, and Essex. Order not to intermeddle further with the 
lands of Gilbert de Ryston, and to restore the issues thereof, as it is found by 
inquisition taken by the escheator by the late king's order that Gilbert held 
no lands of the late king in chief at his death by reason whereof the custody 
of his lands ought to pertain to the king. 

Feb. 7. To William Vyvyan and Germanus Hobelyt, collectors of the custom of 

Westminster, wool, hides, and wool-fells in the port of Shorham. Order to cari-y back to 
Chichester the king's seal called ' cokct' ordained for the delivery of native 
and alien merchants exercising their merchandise in co. Sussex, and to 
exercise at Chichester Avhat pertains to the collection of the custom until 
otherwise ordered, as the citizens of Chichester have shewn the king, by 
their petition before hira and his council, that whereas the said seal was 
always ordained in times past to stay at the said city for the greater profit 
of the king, the easement of the merchants, and the amelioration of the city, 
and in no other place in that county, and that it was there until two years ago, 
when it was transferred to Shorham by the late king's order at the procurement 
of Hugh le Despenser, the ycunger, then lord of that town, and they have 
prayed that the king will provide them with a remedy. By pet. of C. 



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CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1327. Membrane 18 — cent. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to allow to 
James de Cokynton 10/., which he paid by virtue of the late king's order of 
3 September last, when he was sheriff of Devon, to Otto de Bodringan for 
the custody of the Isle of Lunday, the custody whereof the king had com- 
mitted to him. 

Feb. 10. To the sheriff of Leicester. Henry de Bello Monte and Alice his wife 

Westminster, have shewn the king, by their petition before him and his council in 
parliament, that whereas John Comyn, sometime earl of Boghan, uncle 
{avunculus) of Alice and of Margaret her sister, of whom they are the 
heiresses, died seised in his demesne as of fee of the manor of Whitewyk, 
and the late king caused the manor to be taken into his hands by reason of 
their minority, and William de Boghan, asserting that he had been enfeoffed 
of the manor by the said John, entered the manor thus in the late king's 
hands, and made, whilst he thus held it, a recognisance for 4,000A before the 
mayor of London and the clerk of recognisances there to Hugh le 
Despenser, the elder, and aftei-wards, because it was found by inquisition 
taken before the escheator this side Trent, that William had no estate iu 
the manor except by his intrusion, and William asserted before the late 
king that he had no right in the manor and rendered the manor into the 
late king's hands as the right and inheritance of Alice and Margaret, and 
the late king granted the custody thereof during their minority to the 
aforesaid Henry, and afterwards, when Alice and Margaret were of full age, 
he rendered Alice's purparty thereof to Henry and Alice, and granted to 
them Margaret's purparty until he had taken the homage therefor due to 
him, and he rendered the purparty as is the custom, as is more fully contained 
in divers letters of the said king, and afterwards the aforesaid Hugh 
obtained the' manor by virtue of the recognisance aforesaid, and held it as 
his chattel until his death, and it is now in the king's hands by Hugh's 
forfeiture ; wherefore Henry and Alice have prayed the king to restore the 
manor to them discharged of the aforesaid recognisance as it came io the 
late king's hands : as it appears by the late king's letters, examined before 
the king and his council, that the aforesaid earl held the manor of the said 
king in chief at his death, and that it was taken into his hands after the 
earl's death by reason of the mmority of Alice and Margaret, and that he 
rendered to Henry and Alice one purparty thereof and granted the other 
purparty to Henry as aforesaid, and as the king is bound to render to heirs 
when they come of age their lands as much discharged as when they came 
to his hands or the hands of his progenitors, the king orders the sheriff to 
deliver the aforesaid manor to Henry and Alice discharged of the said 
4,000/. By pet. of C. [14819.] 

\^Faidera.'\ 

Membrane 17. 

Feb. 5. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause payment 

\¥estminster. of 13/. 10s. 9d. to be made to John de Asseford, citizen of London, out of 
the custom of wool, hides, and wool-fells in the port of London, or to cause 
him to have allowance for that sum out of the moneys to be paid by him 
for the custom for his wool to be sent from that port to foreign parts, as he 
has prayed the king, by his petition before him and his council, to cause 
such payment or allowance to be made to him for the above sum, which the 
late king acknowledged, by his letters patent sealed with his seal called 
* coket,' that he had received as a loan from John by the hands of William 
Hedersete and William de Rude, late collectors of the said custom iu the 
port of London, by which letters the saiti king granted that he would make 
payment thereof out of the issues of the aforesaid custom. 

By pet. of C. [9985.] 



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Feb. 13. 
"Westminster. 



Feb. 8. 

Westminster. 



Feb. 8. 
Westminster. 



Membrane 17 — cont. 

To Henry de Seccheford. Order to deliver to "William de Hedersete or 
to Richard de Mersheton, clerk, his substitute, by indenture the smaller 
part of the king's seal for receiving recognisances of debts according to the 
statute of merchants in the city of London, and all rolls and memoranda 
concerning the office in his custody, as the late king committed the custody 
of the said part to William, for life, by letters patent, with provision that 
he might execute the office by himself or by another sufficient clerk for 
whom he would answer, and William substituted the aforesaid Richard in 
his place, who executed the office until it was committed to Henry by the 
late king during his pleasure, contrary to the letters patent aforesaid, 
wherefore William has prayed the king to provide a remedy. 

To Simon de Grymesby, escheator beyond Trent. Order to deliver to 
Thomas de Boulton, knight, the manor of Hildriskelf and certain lands in 
Galmthorp, to hold as long as the lands of Ralph, late baron of Graystok, 
tenant in chief of the late king, are in the king's hands, as it was found by 
inquisition taken by the late king's order by Thomas de Burgh, his eschea- 
tor beyond Trent, concerning the lands of the said Ralph, that Ralph held 
the aforesaid manor in fee of John le By got and the said lands of Ralph de 
Nevill, and that the manor and lands are charged to Thomas in 20 marks, 
two robes, one with fur lining (pelura) and the other with linen lining 
(linura), and a saddle suitable for a knight yearly, to be received during his 
life, and it appears by another inquisition taken by the said escheator that 
Thomas was seised thereof by virtue of a deed made to him by the said 
Ralph, and that he continued his seisin thereof until Ralph's death, and the 
late king thereupon ordered the aforesaid Simon, then his escheator in cos. 
York, Northumberland, Cumberland, and Westmoreland, by divers writs to 
pay to Thomas the arrears of the aforesaid 20 marks, robes, and saddle from 
the time when the lands came to the said king's hands by Ralph's death, 
and to pay Thomas the same so long as the lands were in his custody, out 
of the issues of the aforesaid manor and lands, and Simon has signified to 
the king that he could not execute the said order, because the manor and 
lands thus charged with the 20 marks, robes, and saddle are extended at 
12/. 7*. lie?, only, and the issues thereof are insufficient to pay the said 
20 marks, jobes, and saddle yearly, and Thomas has prayed the king, by 
petition before him and his council, to cause the manor and lands to be 
delivered to him in allowance of the above charge. By pet. of C. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order not to compel John 
de Drokenesford, bishop of Bath and Wells, to recite his account rendered 
of the time when he was keeper of the wardrobe of Edward I., but to regard 
his account as rendered, and to appoint auditors to audit the remainder of the 
account that has not yet been rendered, and to cause such justice to be done to 
the bishop upon the rendering of his account as other keepers of the wardrobe 
have upon the render of their accounts, as the bishop has shewn, by his peti- 
tion before the king and his council, that whereas he rendered his account 
of the time when he was keeper of the aforesaid wardrobe until the end of 
the 34th year of the reign of Edward I., before John de Insula, John de 
Foxle, Master Richard de Abyndon, Master John de Everdon, Adam de 
Lymbergh and Robert de Notingham, auditors appointed by the treasurer 
and barons of the exchequer, and although the said auditors audited and 
examined the account with great deliberation and care, he was nevertheless 
distrained and compelled to recite all the aforesaid account by the procure- 
ment of certain of his rivals, contrary to the law and custom of account, and 
especially of accounts of the wardrobe, which are testified by the controller. 

By pet. of C. 



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1327. 

Feb. 12. 
Westminster. 



Feb. 16. 

Westminster. 



Feb. 15. 
Westminster. 



Membrane 17 — cont. 

To the same. Order to deliver to the archbishop of Rouen all his lands, 
fees and advowsons, and the goods and chattels found in the same, and the 
arrears of the ferm duo to the late king for the same from Master Peter de 
Galiciano, as the archbishop has besought the king, by petition before hira 
and his council, to cause the premises to be delivered to him, shewing that 
they were taken into the late king's hanls with the lands, etc. of alien pre- 
lates and men of religion of the power of the king of France in this realm, 
and that the late king committed the archbishop's lands to the aforesaid 
Peter to hold at will for a certain yearly ferm, the said king retaining in his 
hands the knights' fees and advowsons, and that the said king also delivered 
to Peter the goods and chattels aforesaid by mainprise to answer therefor at 
bis will, and the king has restored the lands, etc., aforesaid to the archbishop 
by the assent of the prelates, earls, barons, and other magnates in the present 
parliament, and has granted to him the arrears of the above ferm. The 
treasurer and barons are ordered to acquit Peter and his mainpernors of the 
lands, goods, and chattels, and arrears of the ferm aforesaid. [^Fiedera.'] 

To the same. Order to deliver to the burgesses of Scardeburgh the 
manor of Whallesgrave, to hold as they were wont to hold it, as they have 
shewn the king, by their petition before the king and his council, that the 
king's progenitors demised and granted by their charters, which the late 
king confirmed, the manor to the said burgesses at fee-ferm, rendering 
yearly therefor 261. at the exchequer, and that they and their ancestors held 
the manor by virtue thereof from the time of the making of the demise 
peacefully and quietly iintil the late king caused it to be seised into his 
hands without cause, wherefore they have prayed the king to provide a 
remedy, and it appears to the king by the charters and confirmations afore- 
said, which were shewn in chancery, that the manor was demised to the 
burgesses at fee-ferm as is aforesaid, and by the testification made by the 
chancellor before him and his council that the late king caused the manor to 
be seised into his hands by a writ enrolled in the rolLs of chancery by these 
words ' for certain causes,' which cause is adjudged naught by the king and 
his council in parliament. 

To Thomas de Warlhecop, keeper of the forfeited lands in co. , etc. 

{sic). Order to deliver to Ermeiarda, late the wife of ,Tohn de Harcla, the 
manor of Whithalle and certain tenements in Ucmanby, as the king learns by 
inquisition taken by Thomas de Burgo, the late king's eschfator, that Robert 
de Mulcastre enfeoffed the said John and Ermeiarda jointly of the said 
manor and lands for their lives, with remainder (o Henry their son and his 
heirs male, with reversion, in case he died without an heir male of his body, 
to the riglit heirs of the said John, and that John and Ermeiarda continued 
their seisin of the manor and lands froni the time when they were enfeoffed 
thereof by the said Robert until the day of John's death without impedi- 
ment, and that immediately after John's death Andrew de Harcla, (he late 
king's enemy and rebel, entered the manor and lands by pretext of a 
feoffment theieof made to him by John, and that he held them until he was 
captured at Carlisle, and that they were taken into the late king's hands by 
Andrew's forfeiture, and are still in the king's hands, and Ermeiarda has 
now besought the king, by petition before him and his council, to cause the 
manor and lands to be restored to her as her right by virtue of her joint 
acquisition aforesaid. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause payment 
to be made to Nicholas de Bolevylle of the arrears of 20/. yearly from the 
exchequer from the time when he came of age, and to cause that sum to be 
paid to him yearly hereafter, if he or his ancestors have not been provided 
Avith lands in placa thereof, as he has shewn the king, by hia petition before 



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1327. Membrane 17 — cont. 

him and his council, that Henry III. granted to Nicholas de Bolevylle, his 
grandfather, of whom he is the heir, tliat he should receive 20/. yearly at the 
exchequer in place of the 20/. yearly that the said king previously granted 
that he should receive at the exchequer until he should provide him with 
20/. of the land of wardships and escheats, until such time as the said king 
should provide him or his heirs with 20/. of the land of wai'dships and 
escheats, by virtue of which grant the said Nicholas the grandfather was 
seised of the aforesaid 20/. yearly until his death, since which time neither 
Nicholas his son, father of the petitioner, a minor in the wardship of Ed- 
ward I., nor the petitioner, who was afterwards in the late king's wardship as a 
minor after his father's death, have received anything of the said 20/. yearly, 
wherefore Nicholas has prayed the king to provide a remedy. By p.s. 

Feb. 13. To the king's keeper of the manor of Rye. Order to pay to the prior of 

"Westminster. Holy Trinity, York, the arrears of a yearly rent of half a mark from the 
time when the manor came to the late king's hands, and to pay him the 
same rent yearly until further orders, as a fine was levied in the court of 
Henry III., in the 36th year of his reign, before Roger de Thurkelby and 
his fellows, justices of the Bench, between Geoffrey, formerly prior of Holy 
Trinity, York, demandant, and William de Rye, tenant, concerning 30 acres 
of land in R.yQ, and between the said Geoffrey, demandant, and William, 
deforciant, concerning the reasonable estovers that the prior exacted 
to have in W^illiam's wood in Rye, by which fine William acknowledged 
the aforesaid land to be the right of the prior and his church of 
Holy Trinity, York, and the prior, for this acknowledgment, granted the 
land to William, to be held by him and his heirs of the prior and his succes- 
sors and his church aforesaid, rendering therefor half a mark yearly for all 
service, suit of court, custom, and exaction, as appears by the fine, and it is 
found by an inquisition taken by the Late kind's order that all the priors or' 
the said church were seised of the rent of half a mark by the hands of 
William de Rye and his heirs from the time of the levying of the fine until 
the manor came to the late king's hands by the rebellion of Robert de Rye, 
who was in the company of the earl of Lancaster, and that the 30 acres by 
reason whereof the prior exacts the rent are parcel of the said manor, and 
are in the king's hands with the remainder of the manor for the reason 
aforesaid, and that the 30 acres are held of the prior by the aforesaid service 
of half a mark by virtue of the said fine, and that they are worth 30s. yearly 
in all issues, and that the rent has not been paid from the time when the 
manor came to the late king's hands. By C 

Feb. 6. To Simon de Grymesby, escheator beyond Trent. Order to cause Alice, 

Westminster, late the wife of Henry le Chaumberleyn of Thornton, to have seisin of 
certain lauds in Thornton in Pykeringlith, and to deliver the issues thereof 
to her, as the king learns by inquisition taken by the escheator tliat Henry 
and Alice held the lands jointly on the day of Henry's death of the gift and 
feoffment of John de Eston to them and their heirs, and that the lands are 
held of the king as of the honour of Albemarle by the service of a fortieth 
part of a knight's fee, and the king has taken Alice's fealty. 



Membrane 16. 

Mar. 10. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. H. bishop of Lincoln has 

Westminster, shewn the king, by his petition before him and his council, that the late 

king, at the procurement of Hugh le Despenser, the younger, Master 

Robert de Baldok, and others of their confederacy, caused the temporalities 

of the bishopric to be taken into his hands without reasonable cause> and 

86079. C 



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1327. Membrane 16 — cont. 

detained them in his hands for three years, and presented to divers bene- 
fices pertaining to the bishop's collation by reason of the temporalities 
being in his hands, and caused the bishop to be impleaded by divers writs 
in divers places because he did not admit the persons thus presented, by 
pretext whereof the bishop was amerced in many ways and put to grievous 
issues, which amercements and issues are now exacted for the king's use by 
summons of tlie exchequer, and the bishop has besought the king to cause 
him to be discharged of such amercements and issues at the exchequer; the 
king, although the issues are by right forfeited by contumacy, wishing to 
shew the bishop special favour in consideration of his good service, orders 
the treasurer and barons to search the rolls of the exchequer concerning 
such issues and amercements, and to have advice, if need be, by tlie rolls 
and writs of the justices before whom the issues were adjudged to be for- 
feited, and to cause him to be acquitted of the said issues and amercements. 
[Fcedera.'\ 

Mar. 5. To Roger de Waltham, late keeper of the late king's wardrobe. Gilbert 

Westminster, de Wyagetou, king's clerk, has shewn the king that although, when he was 
clerk of the saiil wardrobe, he made divers deliveries, expenses, payments, 
and allowances by the late king's order, and shewed the parcels of the same 
upon his account before the said Roger, nevertheless Roger has hitherto 
deferred allowing him the said parcels because Gilbert had no warrant there- 
for in his possession ; as it is testified before the king that Gilbert made by 
the late king's order the deliveries, expenses, payments, and allowances con- 
tained in a roll that the king sends to Roger sub pede sigilli, the king 
orders Roger to view the said roll and to allow to Gilbert the parcels afore- 
said. By K. & C. 

Feb. 25. To the keeper of the manor of Sandhalle, in the king's hands. Order to 

Westminster, pay to L. bishop of Durham the arrears of a rent of 2os. yearly from the 
time when the keeper received the custody of the manor, and to pay him 
tiiat rent henceforth out of the issues of the manor, if he ascertain that tlie 
manor is held of the bishop by the rent aforesaid, and that the bishop and 
his predecessors received the rent by the hands of the lords of the manor, 
as the bishop has shewn to the king that the manor is held of him by the 
said rent as of his church of Durham, and that the keeper detains the rent 
from him from the time when he received the custody of the manor of the 
late king's commission, although the bishop and his predecessors received 
the rent at all times past by the hands of Roger Damori, late lord of the 
manor, after whose death the manor came to the late king's hands, and by 
the hands of other lords of the manor. 

Feb. 25. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause brother 

Westminster. Peter Marie and Stephen Power, late keepers of the lands of the abbot of 
Fecamp, to be discharged of the fixed sum (certo) due from them to the ex- 
chequer for the ?aid lands from 18 February last, when the king took the 
fealty of brother Peter Rogerii, abbot of Fecamp, for the lands that he holds 
of the king in England, which were taken into the late king's hands by reason 
of the death of brother Robert Deputot, late abbot of the said place. 

Feb. 3. To the mayor and sheriffs of London. Order to admit John de Shir- 

Westminster, bourn to execute the office of coroner in that city as the substitute of 
Benedict de Folsham, the king's butler, to whom the office of coroner in 
the city pertains, when required by Benedict, taking the oath of office from 
the said John, as Benedict cannot attend to the execution of the office in 
person by reason of certain affairs of the king that he has in hand in divers 
parts of the realm, and he has substituted John in his place. 
Feb. 9. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to allow to Simon 

Westminster, de Grymmesby, the late king's escheator in cos. York, Northumberland, 



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1327. 



Feb. 29. 
Westminster. 



Feb. 24. 

WestDiinster. 



Membrane 16 — cont. 

Cumberland, and Westmoreland, 8 marks for Whitsun and Martinmas 
terms last, paid by him out of the issues of two parts of the manor of 
Thorp Basset to Ralph de Hastinges, by virtue of the late king's writ of 
4 November, in the 18th year of his realm [as at page 231 of the previous 
volume of this Calendar.^ 

To the sheriff of Kent. Anthony Usus Maris and Anthony Citron, 
merchants of Genoa, have shewn to the king that whereas they lately 
caused certain silk cloth and other goods and wares to the value of 500^. to 
be placed in a ship of John Goliard at Sluys {Lesclus) in Flanders, in 
order to carry them to Lotidon to make their profit thereof, certain 
mariners and other malefactors in the galley of Radiuus de Forde met the 
ship on her voyage in the water of Thames near Graveshende. and captured 
her by armed force, and took her with the goods in her to Wynchelse, and 
there divided the goods amongst themselves and bad their will thereof, 
wherefore the said merchants have praj'ed the king to provide a remedy : 
the king therefore orders the sheriff to cause the goods and wares of the 
said merchants, in whose hands soever they may be found, to be ari-ested, 
and to cause them to be kept safely without diminution until further orders, 
certifying the king of his proceedings without delay. 

The like to the sheriff of Southampton concerning goods and wares to 
the value of 500/. taken to Portesmuth. 

To the sheriff of Wilts. Order to pay to Mary, a nun of Aumbresbury, 
the late king's sister, the arrears of 20/. 13s. Ad. yearly for the time of the 
sheriff's office, and to pay her that sum yearly hereafter, in accordance with 
the late king's grant of 10 April, in the 10th year of his reign, of the 
aforesaid sum from the sheriff of the said county for her life, in part 
payment of the 100 marks [yearly] that he had granted to her in aid of 
her maintenance, which grant the king accepts. By K. & C. 

To Benedict de Fulsham, the king's butler. Order to cause the afore- 
said Mary to have the arrears of the 10 tuns of wine yearly of the king's 
right pri.se in the town of Southampton for the time that he has been butler 
of the late and present kings, and to cause her to have the said 10 tuns 
yearly hereafter, in accordance with the late king's grant of 10 April, in the 
10th year of his reign, of the 10 tuns yearly, each as of the value of 40s., 
to her for life in part payment of the aforesaid 100 marks. By K. & C. 

\^Fcedera.'\ 

To Master Henry de Clyf, keeper of the rolls of chancery. Order to 
search the said rolls and to cancel and annul all lecognisances, fines, and 
ransoms therein made to the late king by Gilbert Talebot because he was of 
the quarrel of Thomas, late earl of Lancaster, as Gilbert has shewn the 
king, by his petition before him and his council, that he was taken and 
imprisoned for the above reason, and his lands, goods and chattels were 
taken into the late king's hands, and he acknowledged that he owed to the 
late king 200/. to save his life and 2,000/. and a tun of wine or 40s. to be 
paid at certain terms to have his lands again, which sums are now exacted 
from him by summons of the exchequer, and he has prayed the king to 
cause the said recognisances to be cancelled, and it is agreed in the present 
parliament that all fines, ransoms, and recognisances made by reason of the 
said quarrel shall be cancelled. The king has ordered the treasurer and 
barons of the exchequer to cause the aforesaid recognisances in the 
exchequer by the estreats of the aforesaid rolls to be cancelled and 
annulled. By pet. of C. [3711.] 

Feb. 24. To William de Weston, escheator in cos. Surrey, Sussex, Kent, Middle- 

Westminster, sex, and in the city of London. Order to deliver to Robert de Echyngham 

c 2 



Feb. 25. 

Westminster. 



Feb. 13. 
Westminster. 



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1327. 



Membrane 16 — cont. 



the manor of Bedyngham, which belonged to William his brother, and the 
issues thereof since 25 July, in the 20th year of the late king's reign, when 
the said king, having taken Robert's homage for the lands that his said 
brother held in chief, ordered the said escheator to cause Robert to have 
seisin of all his brother's lands, and to retain in the said king's hands the 
aforesaid manor until further orders, as Robert has prayed the king to 
cause the manor, which was detained in the late king's hands by reason of 
the claim that Nicholas de la Reche laid to it, to be restored to liim, and 
Nicholas has acknowledged before the king in chancery that he has no right 
or claim in the said manor. 

April 9. To William Trussel, escheator this side Trent. Order not to distrain 

Peterborough. Gilbert, abbot of Bee Hellouin, for his fealty for the lands that he holds of 
the king, as he has done fealty to the king therefor. 

April 9. To William Trussel, escheator this side Trent. Order to cause dower to 

Peterborough, be assigned to Isolda, late the wife of John de Clavile, tenant in chief, 
upon her taking oath not to marry without the king's licence. 



March 4. 



Feb. 26. 

Westminster. 



March 30. 

Westminster. 



March 12. 

Westminster. 



March 6. 
Westminster. 



Membrane 15. 

To William Trussel, escheator this side Trent. Order not to intermeddle 
further with the lands of Thomas de Chitecroft, and to restore the issues 
thereof, as the king learns by inquisition taken by William de Weston, late 
escheator in cos. Kent, Surrey, Sussex, Middlesex, and the city of London, 
that Thomas held no lands in chief of the king on the day of his death by 
reason whereof the custody of his lands ought to pertain to the king, but 
that he held on the said day divers lands of other lords by various services. 

To Simon de Grymmesby, escheator beyond Trent. Order not to inter- 
meddle further with the lands of Ed[mund] de Dudden, and to restore the 
issues thereof, as the king learns by inquisition taken by the escheator that he 
held no lauds in chief of the late king at his death by reason whereof the 
custody of his lands ought to pertain to the king, but that he held divers 
lands of other lords by various services. 

To the sheriff of Wilts. Order not to intermeddle further with a moiety 
of the manor of Stapelford, in that county, and to restore any issues received 
thence since 17 March to Avelina, late the wife of John Giffard of 
Brymniesfeld, tenant in chief of the late king, to whom the king assigned 
the said moiety in dower, having, on the said day, ordered William Trussel, 
escheator this side Trent, to deliver the moiety to Avelina. 

To William Trussel, escheator this side Trent. Order not to intermeddle 
further with the lands of Warin de Insula, which were taken into the late 
king's hands by reason of his death, and to restore the issues thereof, as the 
king learns by inquisition made by his order that Warin held no lands in 
chief of the late king on the day of his death by reason whereof the custody 
of his lands ought to pertain to the king. 

To the same. Order not to intermeddle further with the lands of Henry 
Tyeys, which were taken into the late king's hands by reason of his death, 
as the king learns by inquisitions taken by his order that Henry held no 
lands in chief of the late king as of the crown on the day of his death, but 
that he held the manor of Chilton as of the honour of Walyngford and the 
manors of Alwerton and Tywoneil, co. Cornwall, as of the honour of 
St. Valery, which honours are in Queen Isabella's hands, together with the 
knights' fees pertaining to the same, by the assignment of the late king, and 
that he held divers other lands of other lords by divers services, and that Alice, 



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1327. 



March 27. 
Westminster. 



March 19. 
Leeds. 



March 19. 
Leeds. 



Membrane 15 — cont. 

late the wife of Warin de Insula, sister of the said Henry, is his next heir 
and is of full age. 

To the same. Order not to intermeddle further with the lands of Roger 
Crok, and to restoi-o the issues thereof, as the king learns by inquisition 
taken by John de Hampton, late escheator in cos. Gloucester, Hereford, 
Worcester, Salop, Stafford, and in the adjoining marches of Wales, that 
Roger held no lands in chief of the late king at his death, but that he held 
divers lands of other lords by various services. 

To Simon de Grymesby, escheator beyond Trent. Order not to inter- 
meddle farther with the lands of John de Boynton, and to restore the issues 
thereof, as the king learns by iuquisiton taken by the escheator that John 
held no lands in chief of the king at his death by reason whereof the 
custody of his lands ought to pertain to him, but that he held divers lands 
of other lords by various services, and that Walter de Boynton, his brother, 
is his next heir and is of full age. 

To the same. Order to deliver to Roger de Boynton, brother of the afore- 
said John, a messuage, \\ bovates of land, 14 acres of meadow, and 60 acres 
of pasture in Hundmanby, and certain lands in Boynton and Rudestan, 
which were taken into the king's hands by reason of John's death, and to 
restore the issues of the tenements in Boynton and Rudestan, as the king 
learns by inquisition taken by the escheator that John held the premises on 
the day of his death in fee tail of the gift of Robert {Roberti Roberti) de 
Burton, vicar of the church of Boynton, and that they ought by the form ot 
the grant to remain to the aforesaid Roger and to the heirs of his body, 
and that the tenements in Hundmanby are held of the king in chief by the 
service of a fortieth part of a knight's fee, and that the tenements in 
Boynton and Ruddestan are not held of him, and the king has taken 
Roger's homage for the tenements in Hundmanby and has rendered them 
to him. 

To Robert de Bikkemore, escheator in cos. Cornwall, Devon, Somerset, 
and Dor.set. Order to deliver to Matilda, wife of Nicholas de Odecoumbe, 
late the wife of Peter {Nicholai) son of Reginald, tenant in chief of the 
late king, the following of the advowsons that belonged to the said Peter 
{Petri) son of Reginald, which the king has assigned to Nicholas and 
Matilda as her dower : the advowson of the church of Brodemayue, 
CO. Dorset, of the yearly value of 100s., to wit the presentation every third 
turn. 

Feb. 13. To the same. Order to deliver to the said Matilda th<? following of the 

Westminster, knights' fees of the aforesaid Peter son of Reginald, which the king has 
assigned to the said Nicholas and her as her dower : a quarter of a fee in 
Leyghe, co. Dorset, which Walter Mohaut hohJs, of the yearly value of 
40s. ; a moiety of a fee in More Kerchell, in the same county, which John 
Sifiewast holds, of the yearly value of 100s. ; a fee in Hynetton, Brode- 
mayne, Mapelerton, and Wolverton, in the same county, which Reginald 
son of Reginald holds, of the yearly value of 10/. ; a quarter of a fee in 
Milton, in the same county, which Nicholas Portebref holds, of the yearly 
value of 20s. ; a moiety of a fee in Stepelton, in the same county, which 
Thomas Belet and William Ponson hold, of the yearly value of 100s. ; a 
quarter of a fee in Lasarton, in the same county, which John de Henlegh 
holds, of the yearly value of 40s. 

March 22. To John Daundelyn, late constable of Northampton castle. Order to 

Westminster, deliver to Matilda, wife of Robert de Holand, lately staying in that castle, 

her robes and other garments, chests, vessels^ and other things that are in 

his custody. By K. 



Feb. 12. 

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March 30. To the sheriff of Hertford. Whereas it appears by the transcript of a 
WestDiinster. fine levied before William de Bereford and his fellows, jiistices of the 
Bench, in the 7th year of the late kind's reign, between John de Campania 
and Rayner, vicar of the church of Aldebury, demandants, and John son of 
Philip de Patemere, deceased, and Sarah his vpife, deforciants, concerning 
the manor of Patemere, which transcript the king caused to come before 
him in chancery under the exchequer seal, that the demandants granted to 
John and Sarah two parts of the aforesaid manor, and rendered the same to 
them in court, to have to them and the heirs of their bodies; and the king 
lately — at the prosecution of Sarah, suggesting, by her petition before the 
king and his council, that Hugh le Despenser, the younger, by reason of 
certain rancours that he had conceived against the said John son of Philip, 
procured that two parts of the manor should be taken into the late king's 
hands, and committed them to Simon de Moumbretton to hold during the 
late king's pleasure, and praying that the king would cause the said two 
parts to be restored to her — ordered the sheriff to summon Simon to be in 
chancery on the morrow of St. Valentine's day last to show cause, as well 
for the king as for himself, why the said two parts ought not to be delivered 
to Sarah ; at which day Simon did not come, althougia he was summoned 
by the sheriff, as the latter has returned : the king, wishing to do what is 
right to Sarah, orders the sheriff to cause the said two parts to be taken 
into the king's hands, and to cause them to be delivered to Sarah, to hold 
according to the tenor of the said fine. 

March 29. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause 
Westminster. 7/. 5.«. 7fc?. to be paid out of the issues of the custom in the port of 
London to John Prior of London, as he has prayed the king, by petition 
befoie him and his council, to cause payment of the above sum to be made 
to him, in accordance with the late king's letters patent under the seal 
called ' coket,' which are in his possession, the late king being bound to 
him in the said sum for money received as a loan from him by the hands of 
William de Hedersete and William de Rude, late collectors of the custom in 
the port of London. By pet. of C. 

To the same. Order to cause John de Bohun, son and heir of Humphrey 
de Bohun, late earl of Hereford and Essex, to have 40Z. 10*. lOrf. yearly 
by the hands of the sheriff of Essex for the third penny of that county and 
20/. by the hands of the sheriff of Hereford for the third penny of that 
county, from 31 October last, when the late king rendered to John the 
castles, manors, and lands of his father, and to acquit the sheriffs of the 
said counties of these sums in their accounts at the exchequer, in accordance 
with the late king's grant of 18 May, in the second year of his reign, to the 
said Humphrey and Elizabeth his wife, and to the heirs of Humphrey's 
body. 

April G. To "William TrusselJ, escheator this side Trent. Order not to distrain 

Kamsey. brother Hugh, abbot of St. Albans, for his fealty for the lands that he 
holds of the king, as he has done fealty to the king. 
The like to the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. 

April 4. The like to the said escheator in favour of brother Roger, prior of Holy 

Eamsey. Trinity, London. 

April 6. To the mayor and bailiffs of Oxford. Order to deliver to John, bishop 

Eamsey. of Ely, or to his attorney the 65/. 1*. 0(/. found upon John le Orfevre of 
Oxford and William le Taillour of Oxford, who with others lately robbed 
the bishop of certain sums of morey, the said John and William having 
been taken and imprisoned at Oxford at the suit of "Walter atte Hull, the 
bisiiop's servant, and they have, confessed certain felonies, as the king has 
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March 4. To "William de Calthorp. Order to deliver to Thomas le Blount and 
Westminster. Juliana his wife all the goods and chattels in the manor of Wyuferthyng, 
which manor the kinjj assigned to them as her dower and which came to 
the king by the forfeiture of Hugh le Despenser, the younger, to whom the 
late king committed the custody thereof during the minority of the heir of 
John de Hastyng', formerly Juliana's husband, and to deliver to them all 
issues of the manor pertaining to the king by reason of the premises for 
which answer has not yet been made to the late or present king, as ths 
king has granted to Thomas and Juliana, in recompence for the damages 
sustained by them through the detention of the dower falling to her of the 
said John's purparty of the lands of Aymer de Valencia, late earl of 
Pembroke, tenant in chief of the late king, all the goods and chattels in the 
manors assigned to them in dower, and all issues of the manors for which 
answer has not yet been made to the king or to his father. 
The like to the following : 

Oliver Wytb, concerning the manor of Sutton. 

The prior of Wangeford, concerning the manor of Reydon. 

Richard de Perers, concerning the manors of Thoriton, Suthhanyngfeld, 

Gevenelesbury, and Faynge-atte-Noke. 
Matthew Broun, late escheator in cos. Lincoln, Northampton, and Rut- 
land, concerning the manor of Toucestre. 

April 10. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to receive a clerk 
Peterborough, to be deputed by William de Sancto Mauro, sheriff of Northampton, to 
make the sheriflF's proffer at the exchequer upon tliis occasion, as the king 
has granted the sheriff licence to make his proffer by one of his clerks 
upon this occasion, in response to the sheriff's petition, setting out that he 
has been the king's sheriff of the said county for fifteen days only, and that 
he has been so hindered by the king's stay in that county and by certain 
other affairs of the king that he cannot come to the exchequer on the 
morrow of the Close of Easter next in person to make his proffer there 
according to custom. 

March 9. To William Trussel, escheator this side Trent, or to him who supplies 

Westminster, his place. Order to pay to Joan de Torthorald 20 marks yearly from the 

issues of the escheatry, as the king has granted her that sum yearly in aid 

of her maintenance until he shall cause other ordinance to be made for her 

estate. 



Membrane 14. 

Feb. 12. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to allow to the 

Westminster, bailiffs and men of Great Yarmouth, in the debts due from them to the 
king, what they shall find by an account to be made with the said bailiffs and 
men that the latter expended by the late king's order, he having, on 
26 October, in the 3rd year of his reign, sent John dc Enefeld, his serjeant- 
at-arms, to that town to choose two good ships, e.-ich of which was to have 
forty men well provided with arms, in order to provision his town of 
St. John of Perth with victuals by the said ships, when he ordered the 
bailiffs and men by his writ to be aiding and intendent to the said serjeant 
in this matter, and that they .should cause the said ships to be prepared with 
suitable tackle and to be provided with the said fencible men, so that the 
ships should be ready within eight days of the receipt of his writ and should 
leave that town for Berwick-on-Twecd, in order to carry the victuals from 
Berwick to St. John's town, and ordered them to pay the wages of the men 
in the ships from their leaving Yarmouth until their return thither out of 
the term of that town, as the bailiffs and men have shewn the king that 



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although they sent the ships to Berwick on 17 November following, and 
the shi^js remained in the late king's service until 6 April following, they 
have not yet obtained allowance for the costs, wages, and expenses paid by 
them in this behalf, and they have prayed the king to provide a remedy. 

By pet. of C. 

Feb. 25. To the mayor and sheriffs of London. Whereas the late king, upon 

Westmiuster. being given to understand that the society of the merchants of the Scali of 
Florence was dissolved, and that the merchants of the society conversing in 
his realm, who were bound to him and some of his subjects, merchants and 
others, in divers sums, intended leaving the realm furtively and secretly 
with their goods and to defraud the king and his aforesaid subjects of their 
debts, ordered the mayor and sheriffs of London to cause all merchants of 
the society in their bailiwick to be arrested, and to cause them to be detained 
safely and fittingly, and to cause all their goods, chattels, and wares and the 
debts due to them to be arrested and kept safely without diminution, until 
otherwise ordered ; afterwards, because Master John de Pinibus, archdeacon 
of Basaz, Master Thomas de Loco, Anthony Usus Maris, and Gaduch[ius] 
Boch', merchants dwelling in London, had raainperned before him and his 
council to have the bodies of Cerbius Tentini and Landus Omodei, proctors 
and servants of the merchants of the said society, before him or his justices 
at his pleasure, the said king ordered the mayor and sheriffs to supersede 
entirely the arrest of Cerbius and Landus, and ordained that all the goods 
and wares of the merchants of the Scali, appraised, or to be appraised, at 
their true value, and their debts should be delivered to Taldus Valoris and 
his fellows, merchants of the scciety of the Bardi, and to Boniface de 
Peruchiis and his fellows, merchants of the society of the Peruzzi of 
Florence, by indentures to be made between them and the sheriffs within 
whose bailiwicks the goods, wares, and debts should be found concerning 
the same and their true value ; nevertheless the goods and wares of the said 
merchants of the Scali found and arrested in the city of London are still in 
the hands of Hamo de Chigwelle, then mayor of the city, and not in the 
hands of Taldus and Boniface as the said Cerbius and Landus say, and Cerbius 
and Landus have prayed the king, by their petition before him and his coun- 
cil, to cause the said goods and wares in the city aforesaid to be delivered to 
them, by mainprise to answer to the king and their other creditors 
in the realm for the debts due from them, in so far as the said goods and 
wares and the debts due to the said merchants of the Scali are sufficient; 
as the aforesaid archdeacon, Anthony Usus Maris, Master Thomas de Loco, 
Anthony Ceteron and Anthony Marosel, merchants of Genoa, Gerard 
Boche, merchant of Luca, and Silvester de Riche, merchant of Florence, 
have mainperned before the king in chancery, by the assent and will of 
Cerbius and Landus, to answer to and satisfy the king and other creditors 
of the said society of the Scali at the king's order for the debts due to the 
king and their other creditors, so far as the goods and wares and the debts 
to be delivered to them shall suffice, the king orders the mayor and sheriffs 
to cause the goods, wares, and debts of the said merchants of the Scali to be 
released, and to cause them to be appraised before them in the presence 
of Cerbius and Landus and of the said mainpernors, or of their attorneys, 
by the oath of men of the city, and to cause them to be delivered to the 
mainpernors or their attorneys by indenture to be made between the mayor 
and sheriffs and the mainpernors or their attorneys, in order that the king and 
the other creditors may be satisfied therefrom in form aforesaid, sending to 
the king under their seals a transcript of the indenture making mention of 
all their proceedings in this matter. By pet. of C. 

March 6. To John de Bek. Order to deliver to William de Ayremynne, now bishop 
WestminBter. of Norwich, ihe body of John, son and heir of John de Loudham, tenant in 



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chief of the late king as of the honour of Peverel, to be married according 
to the late king's grant of his marriage to the bishop, or to be before the 
king in fifteen days from Easter, to answer to him and the bishop concern- 
ing the heir, as the late king, on II November, in the 12th year of his reign, 
granted the marriage of the said heir to William, as of the value of 100 marks, 
in part satisfaction of 575 mai-ks, for which William had, by the said king's 
will, satisfied Walter de Gosewyk, merchant and burgess of Berwick-on- 
Tweed, for money due to Walter from the said king for certain causes, and 
the said king, forgetting the above grant, granted the marriage of the heir 
to the said John de Bek on 2 September last, for a fine of 40 marks, and the 
bishop has prayed the king, by petition before him and his council, to cause 
the heir's body, which is in the custody of John de Bek, to be delivered to 
him, in accordance with the aforesaid grant. The king wills that John de 
Bek shall be discharged of the aforesaid 40 marks. By pet. of C. 

Feb. 6. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause allowance 

Westminster, to be made to Richard de la Pole, keeper of the custom of wool, hides, and 
Avooi-fells in the port of Kyngeston-on-Hull, for 100/. paid by him out of the 
issues of the custom to Henry de Percy, receipt whereof the latter has 
acknowledged before the king in chancery, in execution of the king's order, 
when he was keeper of the late king's realm, by writ under the seal that he 
then used to pay the above sum to Henry, to whom he had granted that 
sum for the expedition of certain of the king's alfairs in the northern parts. 

Feb. 6. To Simon de Grymesby, escheator beyond Trent. Order not to inter- 

Westminster, meddle further with the lands of Robert son of Richard de Shupton, and to 
restoi'e the issues thereof to Robert without diminution, as the late king, 
understanding that Robert, who held of him in chief, had died, ordered 
Thomas de Burgh, then escheator beyond Trent, to take Robert's lands into 
his lands, and Robert has now appeared before the king in chancery in 
good health, and has prayed that his lauds and the issues thereof from 
the time when they were taken into the late king's hands may be restored 
to him. 

March 14. To the sheriffs of London. Whereas at the complaint of Geoffrey le 
Westminster. Lacer of London, merchant, to the late king, that whereas he went, in the 
9th year of the said king's reign, with his goods and wares to the value of 
1,050/. to Bologna, in the parts of Lombardy, to trade there with the same, 
and was robbed of his goods aforesaid within the district, liberty, or juris- 
diction of Bologna Grassa in Castel Franco and in the bridge of St. Ambrose 
by Henry de Bocadeferiis and James his brother, and by Guide Thomasii 
and other malefactors of the said district, the late king frequently requested 
the podesta, anciani, and community of the said city of Bologna by his 
special letters to cause restitution of the said goods to be made to Geoffrey, 
together with satisfaction for the damages incurred by him ; but although 
Geoffrey, by himself and his attorneys, pressed them frequently for justice 
according to the said letters, they caused restitution of 200 pounds of 
Bologna only to be made to him, and have done nothing concerning the 
restitution of the remainder, but have failed altogether to do him justice, as 
appears by the letters patent of the mayor and aldermen of the city of 
London under their common seal sent to the king, and by other evidences 
exhibited in chancery: the king, being unwilling to refrain any longer from 
providing the said Geoffrey with justice, orders the sheriffs to cause all 
goods and wares of the men and merchants of the lordship, power, jurisdic- 
tion, and district of tha city of Bologna Grassa aforesaid, except victuals, to 
be arrested to the value of the remaining 1,300 pounds of Bologna, and to 
cause them to be kept safely without diminution until further orders, certify- 
ing the king of their proceedings. By pet. of C. 



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March 27- To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to account with 
Westminster. Nicholas Crane of Loudon for the money received by him, and to allow to 
him in the debts due from him 64/. lo*. 2d., due to him from the late king, 
to wit 14/. 2*. 2c?. for meat bought from him for the expenses of the house- 
hold in the 6th year of the said king's reign, and 50/. for oxen bought 
from him [for the expenses] of the household in the 12th year of the reign, 
as appears by two bills of the late king's wardrobe in the possession of 
Nicholas, as Nicholas has prayed that the said sum, for which he has not 
been satisfied, may be allowed to him in the 66/. 165. Ad. due from him to 
the king, to wit 26/. 165. 4c?, of the time when he was receiver of the late 
king's moneys, in the 20th year of his reign, to provide victuals therewith 
for the munition of the Tower of London, and 40/. for malt bought by him 
from the receivers of the king's victuals in the Tower after the king's 
accession. 



March 1. 

Westminster. 



April 16. 
Peterborough. 



April 18. 
Stamford. 



April 19. 
Stamford. 



April 21. 

Stamford. 



April 20. 
Stamford. 



To the keeper of the lands of the honour of Pontefract. Order to cause 
to be delivered to Robert de Raygate 240 sheep of his with their issue and 
other his goods and chattels, which were taken into the late king's hands by 
reason of the quarrel of Thomas, late earl of Lancaster, as it is agreed in the 
present parliament that all those who were of the said quarrel, in the late 
king's time, to pursue Hugh le Despenser, the elder, and Hugh le Despenser, 
the younger, shall have theii' goods and chattels again, because the quarrel 
has been adjudged good and just in the said parliament, and the judgments 
against those who were of the said quarrel have been wholly annulled. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to appoint some of 
the king's subjects in every county, by letters patent under the exchequer 
seal, to make diligent scrutiny of counterfeit and clipped {tonsata) 
money, and to take such money into the king's hands and bring it to the 
exchequer, and to do all other things that the treasurer and barons shall 
think fit for the indemnity of the king and his people in this behalf, as the 
king is given to understand that diveis men, alien and natives, are bringing 
into the realm a certain money counterfeit to the sterling, and weighing less 
and having the same circumscription, and commonly use the said counterfeit 
and other clipped money in the realm. [Foedera.] 

To Simon de Grymesby, escheator beyond Trent. Order not to inter- 
meddle further with the lands of Goscelin de Eyvill, and to restore the 
issues thereof, as the king learns by inquisition taken by the escheator that 
Goscelin held no lands in chief of the late king on the day of his death by 
reason whereof the custody of his lands ought to pertain to the king, but 
that he held on the said day divers lands of the bishop of Durham by 
knight service. 

To William de Trussel. Order not to distrain the prior of Coventre for 
his homage and fealty for the lands that he holds of the king, as he has done 
homage to the king. By p.s. [625.] 

The like in favour of the following : 

Laurence de Pavely. By p.s. [627.] 



Robert son of Walter. 

Ed. de Bereford. 

Ralph Basset of Weldon, for homage. 



By p.s. [635.] 



To William Trussel, escheator this side Trent, or to him who supplies his 
place. Order to permit Joan de Driby, lady of Tateshale, to have respite 
during the king's pleasure for the homage due to him for the lands that she 
holds in chief, receiving her fealty, as the king, compassionating her state, 
has granted her such respite. By p.s. [629.] 



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April 21. 
Stamford. 

April 21. 

Stamford. 



Membrane 14 — cont. 

To the sheriff of Buckingham. Order to cause a coroner for that county 
to be elected in place of John de la Lude, who is insufficiently (qualified. 

To John de Insula, constable of Wyndesore castle. Order to pay to John 
de Broghton, king's clerk, to whom the late king committed the custody of 
the gate of Wyndesore park and of his manor in the same park for life, 
receiving as much therefor as Laurence de Bagshote, deceased, received 
when he had the custody, tlie arrears of his wages aforesaid from the time 
of the constable's appointment, and to pay him the same wages henceforth. 



Membrane 13. 

Feb. 22. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Whereas Martin de 

Westminster. Grymeston, executor of the will of William de Hamelton, and Robert de 
Neuby, executor of the will of John de Merkyngfeld, Martin's co-executor 
of the will of the said William, have prayed tlie king, by petition before him 
and his council, to cause allowance to be made to them, in the 86/. 14^. lO^d. 
due from Edward I. to the said William for his fee of bread and wine that 
be ought to have received by reason of the office of chancery and for money 
lent by William in the said king's great wardrobe in divers years, as appears 
by a bill under the seal of J. bishop of Bath and Wells, then keeper of the 
Avardrobe of the said king, in the executors' possession, for 68/. 14s. 2^d. that 
are exacted from them for the debts due from William to the said king : the 
king orders the treasurer and barons to make such allowance to the 
executors. By pet. of C. [8241.] 

March 8. To the sheriff of Wilts. Peter de Sancto Fuciano, merchant of Amiens, has 

Westminster, shewn the king, by his petition before the king and his council, that whereas 
he, during the truce between the late king and the king of France, came to 
Bradeford in that county with woad and other goods and wares for the purpose 
of trade, and sold the same to James le Bole of Bradeford, dyer [tei/nturer), 
for 18/., the sheriff of the county arrested the said sum in James's hands 
during the truce aforesaid, and it is still detained in his hands under arrest, 
and he has prayed the king to provide a remedy : the king therefore orders 
the sheriff to cause the said sum to be released from arrest and to be paid to 
Peter or his attorney, if he ascertain that Peter came to the said town and 
sold the goods to James during the truce. By pet. of C. 

Feb. 25. To the treasurer and chamberlains. Whereas Edward I. granted to 

Westminster. Christiana de Mariscis, lately deceased, the manors of Langele and 
Wyrardesbury, co. Buckingham, for 100 librates of land, and the manor of 
Oveston, co. Northampton, for 50 librates of land, to have for her life ; and 
he afterwards granted that her executors should hold the said manors for 
three years after her death, and should receive the issues thereof for that 
time for the execution of her will; and after Christiana's death, her 
executors, at Michaelmas, in the 6th year of the late king's reign, to wit 
for half [a year] after her death, rendered the manors of Langele and 
Wyrardesbury into the late king's hands, and he, wishing to make them 
compensation for what was wanting of the value of the said manors for the 
two and a half years due to them, granted that they should hold the said 
manor of Ove.«tonfor 7^ years from Michaelmas aforesaid ; and afterwards, 
by reason or an agreement between the executors and Robert de Appelby, 
clerk, that they should demise to him the said manor until the end of the 
aforesaid term, at a yearly rent of 50/., and that he should have the goods 
and chattels uf the deceased in the manor at a reasonable appraisement, the 
said Robert, on the eve of Midsummer, in the 8th year of the late king's 
reign, ejected the executors from the said manor and occupied the goods 



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and chattels of the deceased in the said manor to the value of 96Z. 85. Od., 
contrary to the executors' will, besides 24/. 3s. Od. received by him from 
the issues of the manor from the time of the ejectment aforesaid until the 
manor came to the late king's hands, as appears by an inquisition made by 
the said king's order; and the said manor came to the aforesaid king's 
hands, with the goods and chattels aforesaid, by reason of trespasses that 
Robert committed against him, after Martinmas, in the 9th year of his 
reign ; and the said king, at the petition of the executors to shew them 
grace coucerning what was wanting of the said term of 1\ years, consider- 
ing that, when the manor came to his hands by reason of the aforesaid tres- 
passes, 4^ years of the said term had still to come, which, according to the 
agreement aforesaid, extended to the value of 225/., granted to them, on 
17 November, in the 10th year of his reign, 300/. to be paid to them at the 
exchequer by instalments of 50/. at Easter and Michaelmas yearly, as con- 
tained in his letters patent; and now it is shewn to the king, on behalf of 
Thomas Wace, one of the executors of Christiana's >vill, and on behalf of 
Philip de Cosseby, executor of the will of Philip, formerly rector of the 
church of St. James, Grarlekheth, London, Thomas's co-executor of 
Christiana's will, that although the said terms have elapsed long ago, and 
the late king ordered liis treasurer and chamberlains to pay to Thomas and 
Philip the arrears of the said 300/., nevertheless 100/. thereof still remain 
unpaid, and they have besought the king, by their petition before him and 
his council, to cause the said sum to be paid to them : the king therefore 
orders the treasurer and chamberlains to pay to Thomas and Philip the said 
100/., if they are in arrear, or to cause a suitable assignment therefor to 
be made to them. By pet. of C. 

Feb. 25. To Roger de Mortuo Mari of Wigmore, justice of Wales. Order to 

Westminster, cause the castle of Dynevor and the king's town and cottages of Aynevor 
{sic) and the demesne lands of the said castle to be delivered to Edmund 
Hakelut, if he was amoved from the custody thereof by the late king because 
he was of the quarrel of Thomas, late earl of Lancaster, to pursue Hugh le 
Despeuser, the elder, and Hugh le Despenser, the yoiinger, as the late king, 
on 4 December, in the 4th year of his reign, committed the custody of the 
said castle to Edmund for life, and, on 9 April following, granted to him 
the said town, cottages, and lands for life. 

Feb, 10. To the treasurer, barons, and chamberlains of the exchequer. Order to 

Westminster, cause payment to be made to Nicholas de Bolevill of the arrears of 20/. 
yearly from the exchequer from 25 August, in the 15th year of the late 
king's reign, when the late king took his homage after he came of age, and 
to pay him that sum yearly henceforth, as he has shewn the king, by the 
petition before him and his council, that Henry III. granted to Nicholas 
de Bolevyll, his grandfather, of whom he is the heir, that he should receive 
20/. yearly at the exchequer, in place of the 20/. that the said king pre- 
viously granted that he should receive at the exchequer until he should 
provide him with 20/. of the land of wardships and escheats, until such time 
as the said king should provide him or his heirs with 20/. yearly of the 
lands of wardships and escheats, by virtue of which grant the said Nicholas, 
the grandfather, was seised of the said 20/. yearly until his death, since 
which time neither Nicholas his son, lather of the petitioner, a minor in 
the wardship of Edward I., nor the petitioner, who was afterwards a minor 
in the late king's wardship after his father's death, have received anything 
of the said 20/. yearly ; wherefore Nicholas has prayed the king to provide 
a remedy. By pet. of C. 

Feb. 16. To the keepers of the temporalities of the bishopric of Hereford. Order 

Weetminster. to deliver to A. bishop of Hereford, his lands, goods, and chattels and the 



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issues thereof from the time when they were taken into the late king's 
hands, the lands, goods, and chattels having been taken into the late king's 
hands because it was presented, by an inquisition taken by his order at 
Hereford, before his justices to hold pleas before him, that the bishop was 
of the agreement and adhesion of Roger de Mortuo Mari of Wygmore, who 
was then reputed a reliel, and that he sent certain men-at-arms in aid of 
Roger against the said king, and the bishop, being addressed before the 
justices and before the said king, alleged that he ought not and could not 
reply in this behalf without offence to God and holy church and without 
the pope's licence, and that the justices ought not to proceed to take the 
inquisition, and, although the bishop did not place himself upon any 
inquisition, the justices proceeded to take inquisition at Westminster, where- 
by it was found that he was of the above agreement and adhesion, and that 
he sent men-at-arms as above, audit was therefore considei'ed by the justices 
that the bishop should remain as convicted thereof in the hands of W. 
archbishop of Canterbury, and that his lands, goods, and chattels should be 
seized into the late king's hands, as is contained in the record and process 
therein, which the king has caused to come before him and his council ; and 
as the bishop, asserting by his petition before the king and his council error 
in the record and process, has prayed the king to provide a remedy, and it 
is found, upon the record and process being recited and examined before 
the king and his council and also in parliament, that errors have intervened 
in the record and process, and tiiat the record and process are wholly 
erroneous, whereupon it was considered by the king and his council, by the 
assent of the whole parliament, that the record and process shall be annulled, 
and that the bishop shall have again his lands, goods, and chattels, and the 
issues thereof from the time when they were taken into the late king's hands. 
lF(£dera.] By K. & C. 

The like to the following : 

Thomas de Harpeden, escheator in cos. Wilts, Southampton, Oxford, 
Berks, Bedford, and Buckingham. 

John de Hampton, late keeper of the temporalities of the bishopric of 
Hereford. 

Adam de Halnake, late keeper of certain manors of the bishopric of 
Hereford, llbid.'] 

March 8. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Alexander de Bergh has 

Westminster, shewn the king, by petition before him and his council, that whereas Robert 
Wawayn — by consideration had between him and Hugh le Despenser, the 
younger, in order that Hugh might have Alexander's manor of Haterbergh 
by lordship and power — obtained a commission under Alexander's name of 
the custody of the castle and town of Scardeburgh for 120/. yearly, 
Alexander being wholly ignorant thereof, and that Robert detained the 
commission in his possession long afterwards, and levied a great sum of 
money from the issues of the castle and town aforesaid after the date of the 
commission, and afterwards delivered the commission to Alexander, the 
treasurer and barons intend to charge Alexander in his account with the 
issues received by Robert after the date of the commission aforesaid, and 
he has prayed the king to have consideration of the damages and grievances 
sustained by him from the Scots and of the poverty of the said Robert, and 
to cause the debts that Alexander and Robert owe for the ferm aforesaid, 
and for victuals delivered to them in the late king's time to be atterrained ; 
as it is testified before the king and his council that Robert obtained the 
aforesaid commission in Alexander's absence, and levied a great sum of 
money from the castle and town before he delivered the commission to 
Alexander, and that Alexander suffered many damages at the hands of the 
Scots and by Robert's falsity, the king has granted to Alexander and Robert 



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that they shall pay \0l. yearly to the exchequer for the debts due for the 
ferm aforesaid, or for what they shall owe at the end of their account of 
the ferm of the castle and town, and for the victuals aforesaid, until the said 
debts are paid in full : the king therefore orders the treasurer and barons to 
cause Alexander and Robert to have the said terms, and to cause them to be 
enrolled. By pet. of C. 

March 3. To the sheriff of Oxford and Berks. Order to deliver to Isabella de 
Westminster. Clare the manors of Shipton and Boreford, co. Oxford, except the borough, 
and SI. of land in Spene Hamelond near Neubury, co. Berks, and the issues 
thereof received by the sheriff, as the king learns by inquisition taken by 
John de Trillowe and Adam de Dene that Gilbert de Clare, late earl of 
Gloucester and Hertford, granted by his charters, which the late king con- 
firmed by his letters patent on 6 December, in the first year of his reign, 
the premises to the said IsabsUa, his sister, for her life, and that Isabella 
was seised thereof by virtue of this grant whilst she was siugle, and after- 
wards, when she was married to Maurice de Berkeleye, she continued her 
seisin thereof together with Maurice until the manors and rent were taken 
intotlie late king's hands with other lands of Maurice's, and they are thus in 
the king's hands, because Maurice was of the quarrel of Thomas, late earl of 
Lancaster, and that Isabella in no wise released or quit-claimed the manors 
and rent to any one, and did not change her estate therein, and that they 
are held of the king in chief by knight service, and that the manor of 
Shipton is worth 30/. yearly and the manor of Boreford, except the borough, 
is worth \0l. yearly in all issues, and it appears by the said charters and 
letters of confirmation, exhibited before the king in chancery, that the earl 
granted the manors and rent to Isabella in form aforesaid. By pet. of C. 

The like to Bogo de Barentyn, late sheriff of Oxford and Berks, to 
deliver the issues received by him of the time when he was sheriff. 

To Philip Ryot. Order to pay the said rent of 8/., which he holds at 
ferm by the late king's commission, to Isabella. 

To William Trussel, escheator this side Trent. Order not to intermeddle 
further with a quarter of a messuage and a moiety of a carucate of land in 
Solihull, CO. Warwick, and to restore the issues thereof, as it is found by 
an inquisition taken by John Walewayn, the late king's escheator this side 
Trent, that Alice de Caunton held a moiety of the manor of Pyryton, co. 
Hertford, of the late king in chief on the day of her death in socage by 
fealty and the service of a pair of gilt spurs, price 6c?., and of paying 2s. 6d. 
yearly to the sheriff of Hertford at the view of frankpledge of Altonyshevid 
for all service, and that she held on the said day the aforesaid quarter of a 
messuage and a moiety of a carucate of John de Oddyngseseles by fealty 
only, and that David de Caunton, her son, is her next heir and is of 
full age. 

Feb. 19. To the dean and chapter of St. Patrick's, Dublin, collectors of the tenth of 
Westminster, the clergy of Ireland imposed by the pope for the use of the late king. 
Order not to exact any tenth from small ecclesiastical benefices not exceed- 
ing the value of 6 marks, unless the holders are beneficed elsewhere, and to 
cause anything they may have levied therefrom to be restored, as the late 
king ordered them not to exact or levy any tenth from such small benefices 
unless the incumbents were beneficed elsewhere, and the king now under- 
stands that they exact the tenth from such small benefices although the 
holders thereof are not beneficed elsewhere. \^F(£dera.^ 



March 24. 

Westminster. 



Membrane 12. 

To Robert Power, chamberlain of Carnarvan, Order to cause the quay 
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bailiwick, as the king is given to understand that it is broken down, and 
that great peril may arise to his castle there unless it be speedily repaired, 
and that he is bound to repair and maintain it. 

March 24. To the same. Order to pay to "William de Shaldeford, con.stable of 
Westmiuster. Crukyth castle, the arrears of his wages for the time that he has been con- 
stable, and to pay him his wages henceforth. 

The like to the said Robert to pay the aforesaid William the arrears of 
his wages as constable of Karnarvan castle. 

March 22. To the sheriff of York. Order to cause to be paid to Aubinus de Neusom, 

Westminster, to whom the late king, on 20 January last, granted the custody of the 

water of Fosse near York, during pleasure, such wages as other keepers 

have been wont to receive for that custody, in accordance with the late 

king's grant. 

March 22. To the sherifF of Norfolk and Suffolk. Order to cause proclamation to 
Westminster, be made prohibiting any earl, baron, or man-at-arms from tourneying, 
making bourds or jousts, seeking adventures, or doing other feats of arms 
without the king's special licence, and to arrest and keep in safe custody 
any persons doing the contrary, together with their horses and equipments, 
certifying the king of the names of those thus arrested. By p.s. [516.] 

March 13. To the justices of the Bench. Isabella, late the wife of Henry JSasard of 
Westminster. London, and Stephen de Abyndon have shewn the king, by petition before 
him and his council, that whereas the said Henry was indebted to Edmund, 
late earl of Arundel, in 1,000 marks, and made a recognisance for that sum 
to the earl before William de Bereford and his fellows, then justices of the 
Bench, and for greater security, the said Stephen made a recognisance to 
the earl for 1,000 marks, so that both recognisances for 2,000 marks were 
made for 1,000 marks, as appears by a deed of the earl, containing that both 
recognisances should be cancelled upon payment of 1,000 marks, and 
although Henry paid 1,000 marks to the earl and received the earl's letters 
of acquittance, the earl refused to withdraw the said recognisances for 
2,000 marks and to cause letters of acquittance to be made to Stephen for 
the 1,000 marks acknowledged by him, but prosecuted by his lordship 
against Stephen to levy that sum over again until Stephen made another 
recognisance to the earl for 600 marks before Geoffiey Lescrop and his 
fellows, justices to hold pleas before the late king ; wherefore Isabella and 
Stephen have prayed the king to provide a remedy, the goods and chattels 
and debts of the earl having come to him by forfeiture: as it appears by 
the earl's deed, exhibited before the king and his council in parliament, 
that the two recognisances were made to the earl for security for 
1,000 marks, which the earl received from Henry in full, as appears by 
his deed of acquittance made to Henry, also exhibited before the king and 
his council, and A. bishop of Hereford has testified before the king and his 
council that the earl acknowledged before him, when he was about to die, 
that the recognisance for 600 marks was made to him by Stephen to have 
acquittance of the aforesaid 1,000 marks, and that he had been fully 
satisfied for all debts due to him from Henry and Stephen by any recog- 
nisances, and requested the bishop to testify this to the king and his council 
in exoneration of his soul, the king orders the justices of the Bench to 
cause the said recognisances for 2,000 marks to be withdrawn and cancelled. 

By pet. of C. [84o8.] 
Like writ, as in the schedule appended hereto, is directed to Geoffrey 
Lescrop and his fellows, justices to hold pleas before the king, to withdraw 
and cancel the said recognisance for 600 marks. 

March 1. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Thomas de Houk has 

, Westminster, shewn the king, by petition before him and his council, that he, by the late 



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kind's orders, kept Margaret, daughter of Hugh le Despenser, the 
youuger, in his house Avith a nurse and a great household for more than 
three years at his cost, and he owes to the exchequer 22 marks 6s. 8c?. for 
a yearly rent of 5 marks Ic?., wherewith his manor of Houk was charged, 
to be paid to the lord of the honour of Pontefract, from the time wiien 
Henry de Lacy, late earl of Lincoln, acquired that rent, and he has prayed 
the king to cause the aforesaid sum to be allowed to him in ])art recompense 
for the costs aforesaid ; as W. bishop of Norwich has testified before the 
king and his council that Margaret stayed with Thomas with a nurse and a 
great household for the aforesaid time at the cost of Thomas by the late 
king's order, the king orders the treasurer and barons to cause the aforesaid 
sum to be allowed to Thomas in the arrears of the said rent, and to cause 
Thomas Deyvill, keeper of the honour aforesaid, to be discharged of the 
same in his account. By pet. of C. 

March 8. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause the 

Westmiuster. clergy of the bishopric of Carlisle to be discharged of all debts due to the 
exchequer for tenths and for other causes to the Icing's progenitors, except 
debts for victuals bought from the late king, as they have prayed the king, 
by their petition before him and his council, to pardon them the debts due 
from them for tenths granted to his progenitors, because they are unable to 
pay them owing to their impoverishment by the frequent comings of the 
Scots into the bishopric, the king having granted to the community of the 
counties of Cumberland and Westmoreland pardon of all debts due to him from 
the times of his progenitors, except debts for victuals bought from the late 
king, and the said clergy are of the aforesaid community, 
\_Fcedera.'] By pet. of C. [2687.] 

March 9. To William Trussel, eseheator this side Trent. Order not to intermeddle 
Westminster, further with the lands of Roger de Burghefeld, and to restore the issues 
thereof, as it appears by inquisition taken by Thomas de Harpeden, late 
eseheator in cos. Wilts, Southampton, Oxford, Berks, Bedford, and Buck- 
ingham, that Roger held no lands in chief on the day of his death of the 
late king, but that he held divers lands of other lords by various services. 

Feb. 22. To Thomas de Harpeden, eseheator in cos. Wilts, Southampton, Oxford, 

Westmiuster. Berks, Bedford, and Buckingham. Order not to intermeddle further with 
the lands that John de Gomeldon held of other lords than the king, and to 
restore the issues thereof, as the king learns by iiiquisitioa taken by the 
late king's order that John held on the day of his death certain lands in 
Porton of the said king in chief as by the forfeiture of Hugh le Despenser, 
the younger, by homage and fealty and the service of a quarter of a knight's 
fee, and that he held no other lands of the king in chief as of the crown on 
the day of his death by reason whereof the custody of his lands ought to 
pertain to the king, but that he held on the day of his death certain lands 
in the same town in socage of Jordan Daunger, to wit by the service of 
33s. yearly for all service, and that John de Gomeldon, his son, is his next 
heir and is aged twelve years. 

Feb. 22. To Simon de Grymmesby, eseheator beyond Trent. Order not to inter- 

Westminster, meddle further with the lands of John de Evre, and to restore the issues 
thereof, as it is found by inquisition taken by the eseheator by the late 
king's order that John held no lands of the late king in chief on the day of 
his death by reason whereof the custody of his lands ought to pertain to the 
king, but that he held on the said day divers lands of other lords by various 
services. 

Feb. 24. To the constable of Bernard's Castle. Order not to intermeddle in any 

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March 8. 
Westmiuster. 



March 8. 
Westminster. 



March 8. 
Westminster. 



Feb. 22. 

Westminster. 



86079. 



Membrane 12 — cont. 

and not to exercise royal office within the same in anywise, as it is con- 
sidered by the king and his council in the present parliament that the 
bishop of Durham shall have royal liberty within the liberty of his bishopric, 
as was granted in the time of Henry III. By pet. of C. 

The like to the bailiff of Herte and Hertenesse. 

To the mayor and bailiffs of Southampton. Firmin Aversdras and 
Hugh Lenglache, merchants of Amiens, have shewn the king, by their 
petition before him and his council, that whereas the late king ordained 
that the staple of wool, hides, and wool-fells should be held in certain 
places in his realm, and caused proclamation to be made that all alien 
merchants might come into his realm with their goods and merchandise in 
safety, and took such merchants into his protection, the said Firmin and 
Hugh came, by pretext of the said proclamation, to the aforesaid town with 
80 quarters of woad {wayde) to trade with the same, and the mayor and 
bailiffs arrested the said woad by virtue of the late king's order to arrest 
the goods and wares of men of the power of the king of France, and still 
detain it under arrest, vvherefore Firmin and Hugh have prayed the king 
to provide a remedy : the king therefore orders the mayor and bailiffs to 
cause tlie woad to be delivered to Firmin and Hugh if they find that they 
came into the realm and that the woad was arrested after the proclamation 
aforesaid. By pet. of C. [159.] 

The like to the sheriff of Southampton. 

To the bailiffs of Shorham. Peter de Sancto Fuciano, merchant of 
Amiens, has shewn the king, by petition before him and his council, that 
whereas he came Avitli his woad and other goods, to the value of 28A, to the 
said town during the truce between the late king and the king of France, 
in order to trade there with the same, Thomas Moraunt, late bailiff of that 
town, arrested the woad and goods during the truce, and they are still 
detained under arrest, wherefore he has prayed the king for remedy : the 
king therefore orders the bailiffs to cause the woad and goods to be delivered to 
Peter, or to his attorney iu this behalf, to make his profit therewith, if they 
find that he came to the town during the said truce, and that his goods 
were arrested by the said Thomas during the truce. By pet. of C. 

To the mayor and bailiffs of Southampton. Thomas le Gras, Hugh 
Lenjrlache, John de Sancto Fuciano, and Simon le Mascis, merchants of 
Amiens, have shewn the king, by their petition before him and his council, 
that whereas the late king ordained that the staple of wool, hides, and wool- 
fells should be held in certain places within the realm, and caused pro- 
clamation to be made that all alien merchants might come into his realm 
safely and securely, and they came to the said town by virtue of the said pro- 
clamation with divers goods and wares in order to trade there with the 
same, the said mayor and bailiffs, by virtue of an order of the late king's to 
arrest all the goods of the men of the dominion of the king of France, 
arrested divers of their goods and jewels, to the value of 400/., and their 
horse.«, price 100s., and still detain the same under arrest, wherefore they 
have besought the king to provide a remedy : the king therefore orders the 
mayor and bailiffs to cause the aforesaid goods, jewels, and horses to be 
delivered to the said merchants, if they find that they came into the realm 
by virtue of the said proclamation, and tliat the goods, jewels, and horses 
were arrested after the proclamation. By pet. ofC. [169.] 

The like to the sheriff of Southampton. 

To Roger de Wodeham, constable of Haddeleye castle and keeper of 
certain lands in the king's hands in co. Essex. Order to deliver to Roger 
de Estwik and Alice his wife 12 acres of land in Haddeleye and the custody 
of the park of that town, as the king learns by inquisition taken by Thomas 
Gobion, John de Crosseby, and John de Lyston that Roger and Alice had 



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the said land, together with the custody of the park, of Alice's inheritance* 
and that they and her ancestors from time out of mind were seised thereof of 
the gift of Geoffrey de Pertico and Matilda his wife, sometime lords of the 
castle and town of Haddeleye, who enfeoffed one Stephen son of Odyn, an 
ancestor of Alice, thereof, from whom the tenements descended in succession 
to Alice, who held the land and custody peacefully together with the said 
Roger until the feast of St. Margaret, in the 19th year of the late king's 
reign, when the said kiug ousted them from the land and custody because 
they would not receive Hugh le Despenser, the younger, at the time of his 
exile, and thus the land and custody remained in the late king's hands and 
are now in the king's hands, and that Roger and Alice did not change their 
estate therein at any time, and that the land and custody are held of the 
king as of the honour of Reylegh by the service of keeping the park afore- 
said, and are worth yearly in all issues 8s. Qd. 

Membrane 12 — Schedule. 

March 13. To Geoffrey le Scrop and his fellows, justices to hold pleas before the 
Westminster, king. Stephen de Abyndon has shewn the king, by petition before him and 
his council in parliament, that whereas Henry Nasard in his lifetime owed 
to Edmund, then earl of Arundel, 1,000 marks, and made a recognisance 
therefor to the said earl before William de Bereford and his fellows, the late 
king's justices of the Bench, and in order to make greater security Stephen 
made another recognisance in the Bench aforesaid to the earl for the like 
amount, so that the two recognisances for 2,000 marks were made for 1,000 
marks, as appears by a deed of the earl, containing that both recognisances 
should be cancelled upon payment of 1,000 marks, and although Henry paid 
1,000 marks to the earl and had his letters of acquittance, the earl neverthe- 
less refused to withdraw the said recognisances for 2,000 marks and to cause 
letters of acquittance to be made to Stephen for the 1,000 marks acknow- 
ledged by him, as is aforesaid, but prosecuted by his lordship against 
Stephen to levy that sum again, until Stephen, Robert de Welles, knight, 
and Richard de Betoyne, merchant, made another recognisance to the earl 
for 600 marks before the said Geoffrey and his fellows, the late king's 
justices to hold pleas before him ; wherefore Stephen has prayed the king 
to provide a remedy, as the goods, chattels, and debts of the earl have come 
to him by the earl's forfeiture : as it appears by the earl's deed, exhibited 
before the king and his council in parliament, that the two recognisances 
were made to the earl for security for 1,000 marks, which the earl received 
from Henry in full, as appears by his deed of acquittance made to Henry 
only, Hkewise exhibited before the king and his council, and A. bishop of 
Hereford has testified before the king and his council that the earl, when he 
was about to die, acknowledged before him that the recognisance for 
GOO marks was made to him in order to have acquittance of the aforesaid 
1,000 marks, and that he had been fully satisfied for all debts due to him 
from Henry and Stephen by any recognisances, and requested the bishop to 
testify this to the kiug and his council in exoneration of his soul, the king 
orders the said justices to cause the aforesaid recognisance for 600 marks to 
be withdrawn and cancelled. By pet. of C. [8458.] 



Membrane 11. 

March 12. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause Richard 

Westminster, de Potesgrave, king's clerk, late keeper of the lands of Thomas de Aldon in 

CO. Kent, to be discharged and acquitted of the issues of the said lands from 

26 July, in the 17th year of the late king's reign, when the late king 

pardoned Thomas for being against him in the castle of Ledes and for being 



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an adherent of Bartholomew de Badelesmere and other contrarian ts, and 
granted him all his lands, goods and chattels, and ordered the said Richard 
to deliver to him his lands, goods and chattels in co. Kent. They are also 
ordered to cause Richard to be discharged of the goods and chattels delivered 
to Thomas by him. 

To the same. Order to allow the prioress and nuns of Basdale, in the 
moor of Blakhou, to pay the 19/. due from them for the late king's victuals 
bought by them at Ne\vcastle-on-Tyne, at the rate of Al. 15s. Oc?. yearly, 
and to cause the said terms to be enrolled. 

March 10. To Benedict de Fulsham, the king's butler, or to him who supplies his 
Westminster, place in the port of Hull. Whereas lately, at the prosecution of W. arch- 
bishop of York — suggesting to the king that Athelstan, sometime king of 
England, the king's progenitor, granted by his charter to the archbishop of 
York and his successors all liberties in the water of Hull that heart might 
think or eye might see, and that afterwards Henry III. granted to Walter 
Giffard, then archbishop, that he and his successors should have and hold 
their port and prises there, as well of wines as of other merchandise there 
arriving, as Walter de Grey and other predecessors of the said Walter had, 
and that from the time of the said grant the predecessors of the archbishop 
had their prises of wines in the said water until the time of the grant of 
Henry HI. in the same manner as the late king and his progenitors made 
and had such prises elsewhere in the realm, and from that time until 
Matthew Colombers, the butler of Edward I. hindered the archbishop 
thereof, and that the said archbishop and his predecessors were impeded 
frequently from that time from making and having their prises in the said 
water by the butlers of the late king, and that the late king appointed 
Henry le Scrop, William de Herle, John de Denum, and Adam de Hopertou 
to enquire by the oaths of men of co. Y'^ork concerning the premises, and it 
is found by the inquisition taken accordingly before Henry and Adam, in 
the presence of Geoffrey son of Hugh, then bailiff of Hull, returned into the 
late king's chancery, which inquisition the king has caused to come before 
him, that Walter de Grey, sometime archbishop of Y''ork, and his predecessors 
from time out of mind had and held, as of the right of their church of York, 
their port and prises of wines arriving in the water of Hull, to wit receiving 
from each ship bringing over 20 tuns of wine for sale in the said water, two 
tuns of wine, one before and one behind the inast, paying 20*. for each tun 
thus prised (priso), imtil the .51 Henry III., when that king granted to 
Walter GifFard, then archbishop, that he and his successors for ever should 
have and hold their .said port and prises in the water of Hull, as Walter de 
Grey and other predecessors of Walter Giffard had their port and prises 
freely and quietl)', and that the aforesaid Walter Gitfard and his successors 
had and held the port and prises from the time of the aforesaid grant peace- 
fully as Walter de Grey and his predecessors had until 11 Edward I., when 
one Matthew Columbers, then the said king's butler, by reason of his hatred 
of William Wykkewane, then archbishop, took the prises of wines in the 
said water into the aforesaid king's hands, and of his own wrong impeded 
the archbishop from receiving such prises, by pretext of which hindrance 
the said William and his successors have been hitherto impeded from 
receiving the prises in the water aforesaid by the butlers of Edward I. and 
Edward II , and are thus impeded by the aforesaid Benedict, and that the 
aforesaid kings have had and held the said prises from the time of the im- 
pediment thus applied by Matthew; wherefore the archbishop has 
prayed the king, by petition before him and his council, to cause restitution 
of the prises to be made to him — the king, having consideration to the 
charter and inquisition aforesaid, and because Benedict has said nothing to 
the contrary in parliament before the king and his council, except that he 

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2327. Membrane 11 — cont. 

found the king seised, and Stephen de Abyndon and Walter Waldeshef, 
butlers of the late king, who were ordered by divers writs to certify the 
late king and his council concerning the premises, have certified nothing 
that is to the contrary of the premises, except that they found the king's 
progenitors seised, and the treasurer and barons of the exchequer have 
certified the king and his council that they have not found that the king's 
progenitors were seised of such prises in the water of Hull before the 
making of the charter of Henry III., orders Benedict to amove the king's 
hand from such prises in the port of Hull, and to permit the archbishop to 
have his prises therein without impediment, \^Fcedera^ 

Feb. 7. To William Trussel, escheator this side Trent. Order to deliver to 

Westminster. William Deyncourt the manor of Blaunkeneye and Braunceston, co. 
Lincoln, with the soke, and a messuage in the bailey of Lincoln, and the 
manor of Graneby, co. Nottingham, as the king learns by inquisitions taken 
by the late king's order that Edmund Deyncourt held at his death no lands 
in his demesne as of fee of the late king in chief, but that he held the 
premises for life of the gift of Master Oliver Deyncourt and John Deyn- 
court of Parkehalle by line levied by the late king's licence in his court, 
and that they ought to remain to the said William and the heirs of his 
body, and that the manors and soke are held of the king as of the crown by 
the service of one knight's fee, and that the messuage is held of the king by 
the service of \d. yearly for all service, the king having taken William's 
homage for the manors and messuage aforesaid and rendered them to him; 
saving to Hamund de Mascy and Joan his wife, late the wife of Edmund 
son of John Deyncourt, kinsman of the aforesaid Edmund Deyncourt, the 
said Joan's dower of the manors and messuage, according to the form of a 
deed made by the said Edmund when the said Edmund son of John 
espoused her at the church door, to be assigned to them by the king. 

To Simon de Grymesby, escheator beyond Trent. Order to deliver to 
the aforesaid William the manors of Holmesfeld and Elmeton, co. Derby, 
except a messuage, 312 acres of land, 14 acres and 3 roods of meadow, and 
52*. A.d. of rent in the latter manor, as the king learns by inquisition taken 
by John de Bolingbrok, late escheator in cos. Warwick, Leicester, Notting- 
ham, and Derby this side Trent, by the late king's order, that Edmund 
Deyncourt held at his death no lands in his demesne as of fee of the late 
king in chief in his bailiwick, but that he held the aforesaid manors, with 
the above exceptions, for life of the gift of Master Oliver Deyncourt and 
John Deyncourt of Parkehall by fine levied by the late king's licence in 
his court, and that they ought to remain to William Deyncourt and the 
heirs of his body, and that they are held of the king as of the crown by the 
service of one knight's fee, the king having taken William's homage for the 
premises and rendered them to him ; saving dower to the aforesaid Hamund 
and Joan as in preceding order. 

To the same. Order not to intermeddle further with certain lands in 
Oxcroft, CO. Derby, and to restore the issues thereof, which lauds were taken 
into the late king's hands by reason of the death of the aforesaid Edmund 
Deyncourt, as the king learns by inquisition taken by John de Bolynbrok, 
the late king's escheator in cos. Warwick, Leicester, Nottingham, Derby, 
and Lancaster, that Edmund at his death held no lands of the said king in 
chief in his demesne as of fee by reason whereof the custody of his lands 
ought to pertain to the king, but that he held on that day the said lands in 
Oxcroft of John Folevill by the service of a quarter of a knight's fee, and that 
William Deyncourt, his kinsman, is his next heir and of full age ; saving 
dower to the aforesaid Hamund and Joan as in the preceding order. By p.s. 
March 8. To Simon de Grymesby, escheator beyond Trent. Order not to inter- 
Westminster, meddle further with a messuage, 312 acres of land, 14 acres and 3 roods of 



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meadow, and 525. 4c?. of rent in Elmeton, and to restore the issues thereof 
to Hamund de Mascy and Joan his wife, as the king learns by inspection of 
part of a fine levied before William de Bereford and his fellows, the late 
king's justices of the Bench, between William son of William de Emeleye, 
demandant, and Edmund Deyncourt, deforciant, and by inquisition taken 
by the escheator that William granted to Edmund Deyncourt the premises 
for life, with remainder to the said Hamund and Joan for the term of Joan's 
life, with remainder to Isabella, daughter of John Deyncourt, and the heirs 
male of her body, with remainder to the right heirs of Edmund, and 
Hamund and Joan have appeared in chancery and have prayed that the 
tenements may be delivered to them, and William Deyncourt, kinsman and 
heir of Edmund, has confessed before the king in chancery that the fine was 
levied in form aforesaid. 

March 13. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Henry, son and heir of 
Westminster. John de Grey, tenant in chief of the late king, has shewn the king, by his 
petition before him and his council, that whereas he stayed in the late king's 
service in Gascony from St. Peter ad Vincula, in the 17th year of the said 
king's reign, until the feast of St. Mary Magdalene following, during which 
time his father died, to wit at the feast of SS. Simon and Jude, and he 
could not therefore forthwith (recenter) leave the late king's service to 
prosecute his seisin of the lands that descended to him in inheritance after 
his father's death, according to the custom, and the executors of his father's 
will are bound to the king at the exchequer in 152/., and he has prayed the 
king to cause that sum to be assigned to him by reason of his service afore- 
said : the king, having consideration to the damages that Henry sustained 
by reason of his stay in the aforesaid service, and to the grateful service 
rendered by him to the king and hih father, has granted to him 52/. of the 
aforesaid sum, and he therefore orders the treasurer and barons to cause 
that sum to be levied from the executors and paid to Henry. By pet. of C 
To the same. Like order to cause the aforesaid Henry to be discharged 
and acquitted of 10/., which he owes to the exchequer of the debt of Robert 
Mauntel. By pet. of C. 

March 16. To William Trussel, escheator this side Trent. Order to cause dower to 
Westminster, be assigned to Joan, late the wife of Thomas de Saunford, tenant in chief, 
upon her taking oath not to marry without the king's licence. 



Membrane 10. 



March 23. To the master of the hospital of St. John without the east gate of Oxford. 

"Westminster. Order to retain in their house brother Nicholas de Staple, late master of 
the hospital of Ospringe, and to cause maintenance in all things to be 
administered to him during his life as one of their chaplain-brethren, in 
place of brother William de Dewesburi, late brother of their hospital, whom 
the late king sent to the hospital of Ospringe to stay therein as one of the 
brethren, when he sent the said Nicholas to them. The king has ordered 
the master of the hospital of Ospringe to find the said William his mainte- 
nance in place of Nicholas in the like manner. By K. 
Mandate in pursuance to the master of the hospital of Ospringe. 

To the mayor and bailiffs of the city of Lincoln. Order to aid Richard 

Westminster, de Skeryngton, to whom the king has granted the custody of the hospital of 
the Holy Innocents without Lincoln, and those whom he shall depute in his 
place in collecting and levying the rents due to the hospital, as the king 
understands that divers rents appointed for the maintenance of the poor and 



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infirm in the hospital by the king's progenitors and others from certain 
tenements in the city are wilfully detained by the tenants of the tenements. 
Vacated because m the Patents under another's name. \B.ot. Pat.y 
1 Mw. III., p. 1, m. 34.] 

Feb. 18. To John de Denum, keeper of the lauds that belonged to Philippa, late 

Westminster, the wife of Roger de Bradeburn, in co. Derby, or to him who supplies his 
place. The aforesaid Philippa has shewn the king, by her petition before 
him and his council, that she, long before Thomas, late earl of Lancaster, 
prosecuted his quarrel against Hugh le Despenser, the elder, and others, 
acquired to her and her heirs in fee from Henry de Bradeburn, deceased, 
the manors of Bradeburn and Hogh, in the said county, and was seised 
thereof in her demesne as of fee until the late king's escheator in those 
parts unjustly amoved her from the manors and took them into the late 
king's hands, because the said Henry adhered to the earl in the aforesaid 
quarrel, pretending that the manors were Henry's and not hers, whereupon 
she afterwards prayed the late king to provide a remedy; and although it 
was found by an inquisition taken before Roger de Beler and his fellows by 
the late kind's order that the manors were the right of Philippa by reason 
of the acquisition aforesaid, and they were delivered to her as her right by 
viitue of a writ of the late king's directed to the aforesaid keeper, and she 
was long seised of them by the aforesaid delivery, the late king caused them 
to be taken into his hands again because the inquisition did not say that it 
was taken in the presence of the keeper of the manors, and the manors are 
thus in the king's hands, wherefore she has prayed the king to provide a 
remedy : as it appears by the rolls of chancery that the manors were at first 
taken into the late king's hands by reason of the quarrel aforesaid, which 
has been adjudged good and just by the king and the whole parliament, and 
the judgments rendered against those who were of the quarrel have been 
wholly annulled, the king orders the keeper to deliver the manors to 
Philippa, together with the issues and arrears of ferms for which answer has 
not been made to the late king. By pet. of C. [396.] 

March 22. To the collectors of the custom of wool in the port of Lenne. Order to 
Westminster, permit all merchants, native and alien, and others to ship {eskippare) their 
wool in that port, and to permit them to cross with their wool without 
impediment, notwithstanding any orders of the late king or letters or bills 
of John de Charleton, as Richard de Betoigne, mayor of the staple of wool, 
has shewn the king that the late king, at the procurement of the said John, 
then mayor of the staple, ordered the said collectors and other collectors 
that no wool of native or alien merchants or others should be shipped in 
any port within the realm without certificate by letters or bills of the said 
John or of him who supplied his place directed to the collectors of customs 
(custumartis) of the places where such shipment should happen to be made, 
and the collectors have not permitted, and do not permit, wool to be shipped 
in that port without such letters or bills, wherefore Richard has prayed the 
king for a remedy. It is not the king's intention that anything shall be 
attempted contrary to the ordinance of the staple within this realm by 
pretext of such order. By pet. of C. 

The like to all the collectors throughout England. 

March 5. To the treasurer and barons of tjje exchequer. Order to allow the abbot 
Westminster, of St. Mary's, York, to pay 600/., the remainder of his account of the time 
when he and his predecessors were collectors of the tenths of the clergy in 
the time of Edward I. and Edward II., and for his own tenths, at the rate of 
100/. yearly, which terms the king has granted to him, in response to his 
petition, in consideration of the damages inflicted upon the abbey by the 
Scots. By pet. of C. 



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March 10. To the same. Order to cause allowance to be made to Ehzabeth, late 
Westminster, the wife of David de Langeton, and executor of his will, in the debts due 
from her to the exchequer, for 98/. due from the late king to David for his 
staj in the castle of Werk, as appears by a bill under the seal of Roger de 
Norburgh, keeper of the said king's wardrobe, in her possession, as she has 
besought the king to cause the said 98/. to be allowed to her in the debts 
due from her, she being indebted to the king in divers debts for a fine made 
with the late king for the custody of the land and heir of the said David 
and for having licence to marry whom she will. By pet of C. [2783.] 

Feb. 15. To Robert de Insula, keeper of forfeited lands in co. Northumberland 

WestmiHster. and in the bishopric of Durham. L. bishop of Durham has shewn the 
king, by petition before him and his council, that whereas he has and ought 
to have, and he and his predecessors have always had hitherto from time 
out of mind, royal rights between the waters of Tyne and These in Nor- 
hamshire and Bedelyngtonshire, co. Northumberland, and have exercised 
the said rights by themselves and their own ministers, and have done jus- 
tice of all and singular things arising between the waters aforesaid and in 
the said places by themselves and their ministers, without the king or his 
progenitors or any bailiff or minister of the king or his progenitors inter- 
meddling in any way, except in default of the bishop or his predecessors in 
exhibiting justice, by pretext of which royal liberties the bishop ought to 
have forfeiture of war in the liberty and places aforesaid, and Anthony, 
sometime bishop of that place, his predecessor, caused the castle and manor 
of Bernard's Castle with appurtenances, forfeited by John de Balliolo, 
formerly lord thereof, and the manor of Herte and Hertenesse, forfeited by 
Robert de Brus, formerly lord of that manor, witliin the liberty aforesaid, 
to be taken into his hands by virtue of such royal liberties, and held 
them thus peacefully for some time as the right of his church, until 
Edward I. caused him to be amoved from the castle and manors without 
judgment and without his being called, pretending that such forfeiture of 
war, both within the liberty of the bishopric and elsewhere, ought to per- 
tain to him, and caused the castle and manors to be taken into his hands, 
although Henry III. revoked by his charter and council a collation that he 
made to Thomas de Clare of the manor of Gretham, in the liberty of the 
bishopric aforesaid, which manor belonged to Peter de Monte Forti and 
which the said king at that time believed pertained to him by Peter's 
forfeiture, when the said king granted that the bishop might have his will 
of the manor of Gretham and of other lands forfeited and escheated within 
his royalty aforesaid, in the same manner as the said king had of such lands 
forfeited to him elsewhere in his realm ; and although the said bishop 
frequently sued in divers parliaments of the late king for justice in the 
premises, he could not obtain justice, and he has therefore prayed the king 
to provide a remedy : as it appears by the said charter of Henry III., exhi- 
bited before the kiug and his parliament, that the said king revoked by his 
council the aforesaid collation of the manor of Gretham, and granted that 
the bishop should have. his will thereof and of other lands forfeited within 
the said liberty, as is aforesaid, and certain answers to divers petitions of 
the said bishop in the parliaments of the late king have been inspected and 
examined, made by the late king's council for the information of his right, 
which answers, with other memoranda touching the matter found in the 
treasury and chancery, the king caused to come before him and his council 
in parliament, and nothing is found therein by reason whereof the bishop 
ought to be excluded from his petition, it is agreed by the king and all 
his council in parliament that the bishop shall have his liberty of such 
forfeitures according to the tenor and effect of the charter aforesaid, and 

the keeper to amove 



the king therefore orders 



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within the liberty of the bishopric aforesaid and in the said places of Nor- 
hamshire and Bedelyngtonshire that are in the king's hands by forfeiture 
of war, and not to intermeddle further with the same. It is not, however, 
the intention of the king and his council that any one now holding lands of 
such forfeitures by the grants of the king's progenitors shall be amoved there- 
from without answer by virtue of the agreement aforesaid. By pet. of C. 
The like to William de Dennm, fermor of certain lands forfeited to the 
king in Bedelyngtonshire, co. Northumberland. 

The like to Simon de Grymesby, escheator beyond Trent. 
Feb. 18. To Simon de Grymmesby, escheator beyond Trent. Whereas Lecia, late 

Westminster, the wife of Ralph de Rugemund, demanded in the late king's court before 
William de Bereford and his fellows, then justices of the Bench, by the 
said king's writ. 4 messuages, 2 tofts, 15 bovates of land, 4 acres of meadow, 
and 105. lie?, of rent in Holm near Pykhale, as her right and marriage, 
against John de Thornton, chaplain, and Alexander le Clerk of St. Leonard's 
hospital, York, and the said John and Alexander said in court that they 
were tenants of the said tenements on the day when the said writ was 
sued out, and Lecia afterwards recovered the tenements against them by 
consideration of the court, as appears by the record and process of the 
suit, which the late king caused to come before him and which have been 
seen and examined by the king and his council, and the king learns by an 
inquisition taken by Thomas de Eyvyll and Adam de Hoperton by the late 
king's order that John and Alexander were tenants of the said tenements 
on the day when the said writ was sued out, to wit 10 February, in the 
14th year of the late king's reign, and that they, Avhilst the plea was pend- 
ing before the justices aforesaid, enfeofled John de Hartcla of the said 
tenements, to wit in three weeks from Michaelmas, 15 Edward II., and 
that the said John [de Hartcla] within 15 days following enfeoffed Andrew 
de Hartcla, his brother, of the aforesaid tenements, who held them until 
his death, by whose forfeiture they came to the late king's hands, and that 
Lecia could not have seisin of the tenements because they were thus in the 
late king's hands at the time of the recovery, and that the tenements that 
were in the late king's hands in Holm by Andrew's forfeiture are the same 
tenements that Lecia recovered against John de Thornlon and Alexander, 
as is aforesaid, and that she never remitted them to John de Hartcla or to 
Andrew or made any estate thereof to them, and that she died whilst the 
matter was pending undiscussed, to wit on Monday before Christmas, 
19 Edward II., in her bed by natural death, and that Richard de Ruche- 
mund, chaplain, is her son and heir, and is aged 40 years, and that the 
tenements are held of Robert Coiguers by knight service, and are worth 
yearly in all issues 100*. : the king orders the escheator to deliver the 
aforesaid tenements to Richard, if they are in the king's hands solely by 
reason of Andrew's forfeiture. By pet. of C. [3475.] 

March 3. To the sheriff of Southampton and to the bailiffs of that town. Whereas the 
Westminster, king — at the prosecution of Arnald Artinh, merchant of Gascony, by petition 
before him and his council, suggesting that whereas he came to Southamp- 
ton with his goods and merchandise relying upon the late king's procla- 
mations made at London and Bordeaux that strange merchants might come 
into England with their goods and merchandise safely and securely to trade 
therein Avith the same, the bailiffs of that town arrested him and his goods 
by virtue of an order of the late king's to arrest all merchants of the power 
of the king of France and all their goods and chattels, wherefore Arnald 
prayed the king to provide a remedy — ordered the bailiffs to certify him of 
the time when Arnald came to that town with his goods and merchandise, 
and at what time he was arrested and his goods taken into the late king's 
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in the port on 5 April, in the 19th year of the late king's reign, and that on 
Sunday before ihe Translation of St. Thomas the Martyr, in the same year 
by the order of John de Hildesle, the late king's clerk, and of Andrew 
Rosekyn, shewing the late king's order to arrest all men of the power of the 
king of France and their goods and chattels, the said Arnald and 
10/. 13*. 4 J. of his money in the hands of Richard Bagge, his creditor, and 
30s. in the hands of Robert de Neuweton, another of his creditors, were 
arrested, and still remain arrested : as it appears by inspection of the rolls 
of chancery that the late king, on I May, in the 19th year of his reign, took 
all strange merchants into his protection, willing that they should come 
safely into England with their goods, and it appears by the return that 
Arnald and the said sums of money were arrested on the aforesaid Sunday, 
which was before the proclamation that the merchants of the power of the 
king of France should not come except at their peril, the king orders the 
sheriff and bailiffs to release Arnald and the said sums of money from arrest, 
and to cause the sums to be delivered to Arnald. 



Membrane 9. 

March 13. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. The abbot of West- 
Westminster, minster has shewn the king, by petition exhibited before him and his 
council in parliament after the Purification, that whereas the king's pro- 
genitors granted to the abbots of that place, his predecessors, a tenth of the 
ferm of the town of Droitwich {de fVychio), in co. Worcester, for which 
tenth the present abbot and his predecessors have heretofore received 8/. 
yearly at the exchequer, as well in the times when the manor was in the 
hands of the king's progenitors as in the hands of others, as the abbot 
asserts that he can prove by the rolls and memoranda of the exchequer, 
until the time when Edward I. granted the manor to Margaret his consort 
in dower, and Margaret paid the tenth to the abbot all the time that she 
held the manor, and the abbot has received nothing from the time of her 
death, to wit from the 1 1th year of the late king's reign, and was unable to 
receive anything because the late king granted the manor to Queen 
Isabella, who refused to pay the tenth for the time that she held it, and also 
because the late king granted the manor to Edmund, earl of Kent, to him 
and the heirs of his body, as of the value of 80/. 5s. Od. yearly, and the earl, 
asserting that he was not bound to pay the tenth, refused to pay it to the 
abbot, and the abbot has prayed the king to cause the arrears of the said 
tenth to be paid to him, and to order the tenth to be paid to him henceforth : 
as the abbot has exhibited before the king and his council a charter of 
William the Conquerer, the king's progenitor, who gave the tenth to the 
abbot by the same charter and by the following words 'I have moreover 
given the tenth of Wych of the part that pertained to me, and I have again 
rendered to them the same part, which was unjustly taken away from 
them, which part king Edward had previously given to them,' and it is 
found by certificate made before the king and his council by the treasurer 
and barons that the abbots of Westminster were paid the said 8/. at the 
exchequer for tlie tenth aforesaid, sometimes in money, sometimes by allow- 
ances in the debts then owing by them to the exchequer, and also by the 
hands of the aforesaid Margaret for all her time, the manor being assigned 
to her as of the value of 81/. 5s. Od. besides the fixed alms, until the ferm of 
the town was granted to Queen Isabella, who paid nothing of the tenth 
because the charter that she had made mention of the whole ferm without 
any exception of the tenth being made, and that the ferm is now granted to 
the said earl without any exception of the tenth being made, the king 
orders the treasurer and barons to cause the abbot to have allowance 



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1327. 



March 13. 

Westminster. 

March 17. 
Westminster. 



March 17. 
Westminster. 



March 23. 

Westminster. 



March 24. 

Westminster. 



March 25. 
Westminster. 



March 24. 

Westminster. 

March 27. 

Westminster. 



March 25. 
W es tminster, 



Membrane 9 — cont. 

in the debts owing by him for the arrears of the said tenth for the time 

aforesaid. The king has ordered the treasurer and chamberlains to pay 

the tenth to the abbot henceforth out of the treasury. By pet. of C. 

Mandate in pursuance to the treasurer and chamberlains. By pet. of C. 

To Richard de Kenebrok, king's clerk. Order to sell the king's small 
ships and boats in his custody by the view and testimony of Alan le Palmere 
and Martin his brother, the king's carpenters, as shall seem best for the 
king's benefit, and to answer to the exchequer for the moneys thence 
arising, as the king learns from him that the said ships and boats deteriorate 
daily for lack of good custody and will be lost altogether shortly unless 
provision be made speedily. By bill of the treasurer, 

[iverfera.] 

To William Trussel, escheator this side Trent. Order to deliver to 
Avelina, late the wife of John Giffard of Brymmesfeld, tenant in chief of 
the late king, the following of the said John's lands, which the king has 
assigned to her in dower : the castle and manor of Brymmesfeld, co. 
Gloucester, of the yearly value of 25/. 8*. 9|rf. ; the manor of Rokhampton, 
in the same county, of the yearly value of 27s. ; a third of the manor of 
Begeworth, in the same county, of the yearly value of llZ. 18s. \d.; a 
moiety of the manor of Stapelford, co. Wilts, of the yearly value of 18/. ; 
the wood of Cayllye in Walles, co. Gloucester, of the yearly value of 6s. 8(/. 

To Robert Power, chamberlain of North Wales. Order to pay the fees 
and wages of the justices, constables, and officers within his bailiwick from 
the time of his appointment, and to pay the same hereafter until otherwise 
ordered. 

To William Trussell, escheator this side Trent. Order to cause dower 
to be assigned to Agnes, late the wife of Roger de Elmerigg, tenant in 
chief of the late king, upon her taking oath not to marry without the king's 
licence. 

To R. bishop of Salisbury. Signification that he may do what pertains 
to him at the presentation of the prior of Toft, proctor in England of the 
abbot of Preaux, of the power of the king of France, to the church of Speghte- 
bury, CO. Dorset, in that diocese, notwithstanding the king's writs of prohi- 
bition directed to him, the king having prohibited the bishop admitting any 
person to the church until it should be discussed in his court whether the 
advowson of the church pertained to him or to the prior, because he was 
given to understand that the church, which is of the said abbot's advowson, 
was vacated before the king, on 5 February last, restored the lands, fees, 
and advowsons of alien men of religion of the power of the king of France 
within this realm, which the late king had caused to be taken into his hands 
by reason of the war between him and the king of France, as the king 
learns by the bishop's letters patent and by the certificate of the sheriff of 
that county that the church began to be void by the death of Master Ralph 
Morel, the last rector, on Sunday after the Purification last, to wit on 
8 February. 

To the sheriff of Dorset. Order to cause a coroner for that county to be 
elected in place of Bartholomew Payne, whom the king has amoved from 
oflfice because he is incapacitated by illness and age. 

To the treasurer and chamberlains. Order to pay to the king's serjeant 
William le Mareschal, keeper of certain horses of the king's staying at 
Redyng', the necessary costs for the maintenance of the said horses, as used 
to be paid to Hugh Beaurepeir, the late king's keeper thereof. By p.s. [540.] 

To William Trussel, escheator this side Trent. Order to desist from 
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town of Theford, and to permit him to hold the same until further orders, 
and to restore to him any issues received thence, as the earl has shewn the 
king, by petition before him and his council in parliament, that whereas he 
demised the manor and town to Ralph de Cobliam for life, and entered 
the same after Ralph's death, and holds them at present, the escheator 
disquiets him because he entered the manor and town without the king's 
livery, and exacts the issues thereof from him for the king's use, wherefore 
the earl has prayed the king to provide a remedy, and he has found security 
before the king in chancery by Alan Talbot to answer to the king at the 
exchequer for the issues thereof if they ought to pertain to the king. 

To John de Blomvill. late escheator in cos. Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridge, 
Huntingdon, Essex, and Hertford. Order to deliver to the aforesaid earl 
all the issues of the said manor and town received by him. 

March 12. To the treasurer and chamberlains. Order to cause the executors of 
Westminster. Christiana de Mariscis to be satisfied by payment or assignment for 
221/. \Qs. 5d., in accordance with the late king's order to Walter de 
Norwyco, then supplying the place of his treasurer, by writ of privy seal, 
to cause the stock {instaurum) and goods and chattels in the manors of 
Langele and Wyrardesbury, which manors Christiana held for life of the 
grant of Edward I. in exchange for certain lands in Ireland, whereof she 
had previously enfeoffed him, to be appraised by John de Mauwardyn for 
the use of the late king, and to cause the said executors to be satisfied for 
the above sum, at which tlie stock, goods and chattels were appraised in the 
presence of the executors, the late king having afterwards ordered Ingelard 
(Ingelrardo) de Warle, then keeper of his wardrobe, to cause the said sum 
to be paid to the executors without delay, but the executors have not yet 
obtained payment thereof, and they have not yet been satisfied therefor, as 
the king learns from their petition before him and his council, although the 
late king frequently ordered the treasurer and barons of his exchequer to 
call before them the said Ingelard and the executors, and to hear the 
reasons on both sides, and to cause the executors to be satisfied, and 
although Ingelard and the executors appeared before the treasurer and 



barons in accordance therewith. 



By pet. of C. 



March 30. 
Westminster. 



To William Trussel, escheator this side Trent. Order not to distrain 
John de Bures, the elder, for his homage for the lands that he holds of the 
king, as he has done homage to the king. By p.s. [552.] 



Membrane 8. 

Feb. 24. To Robert Power, chamberlain of North Wales. Order to pay to Oillard 

Westminster, de Well, constable of Hardelagh castle, the arrears of his wages from the 
time of the chamberlain's appointment, and to pay him the said wages hence- 
forth. 

March 8. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause the men 
Westminster, of Richemondeshire and Northtrithinge, co. York, to have respite until 
Easter next, and for two years from then for the debts due to the exchequer 
for the late king's victuals bought by them, as the king has granted them 
such respite in consideration of the damages sustained by them by the 
frequent comings of the Scots into those parts. By pet, of C. 

March 8. To the same. Order to cause allowance to be made to Richard de 

Westminster. Moseleye, late receiver of the issues of the honour of Pontefract, then in 

the late king's hands, for 384/. 14«. 5c?. in the money due from him for the 

issues of his bailiwick, if they find by the account rendered by Roger de 

Horsle, late constable of Baumburgh castle, that Roger bought corn to the 



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above value from Richard for the munition of Baumburp;h castle, as Richard 
has prayed the king to cause this sum to be allowed to him in the debts due 
from him to the exchequer for the issues of his bailiwick. 

By pet. of C. [13972.] 
Feb. 26. To the sheriff of Devon. Order to receive from Otto de Bodringan all 

Westmiuster. the king's victuals in his custody in the Island of Lunday by indenture, the 
king having ordered Otto to deliver them to the sheriff, and to expose 
them for sale as quickly as possibly by the view and testimony of Otto, and 
to pay out of the money received for them Otto's wages for the time when 
he had the custody of the Island. 

Feb. 25. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to allow to Richard 
"Westminster, de Ferrers, sheriff of Essex, executor of the will of James de Perers, in the 
arrears of his account as sheriff 14/. 13s. 4f/., which the late king owed to 
James, a knight of his household, for his fee and robes between 1 December, 
in the 8th year of his reign, and the last day of January, in the 9th year, in 
the time of W. archbishop of York, then keeper of the wardrobe, as appears 
by a bill of the wardrobe delivered by James to Richard for a debt due to 
him, as Richard has besought the king, by petition before him and his 
council, to cause the aforesaid sum to be allowed to him in the arrears of 
his account. 

March 9. To the keeper of the manor of Assheton near Boyton. Order to 
Westminster, pay to John Torny of Werston the arrears of the yearly rent and robe 
mentioned below from the said manor, and to pay him the rent and 
robe hereafter for so long as he shall be keeper of the manor, as the king 
learns by inquisition taken by Adam Walrond and Peter Doynel that John 
Giffard of Brymmesfeld, on Sunday the feast of St. Thomas the Apostle, in 
the 9th year of the late king's reign, granted to the said John Torny and 
his heirs by deed, for a moiety of the manor of Stapelford granted to him 
and his heirs by the said John Torny, 10/. yearly from his manor of 
Assheton near Boyton, co. Wilts, and that he granted to the said John 
Torny by another deed 10/. yearly and a robe, price 20s. yearly for Hfe 
from the said manor, and that he charged payment thereof upon the said 
manor, and that John Torny was seised of the said rent and robe by the 
said John Giffard by the aforesaid deeds from the feast of St. Thomas 
aforesaid, and that he received the rent and robe yearly for six years 
ibllowing by the hands of the said John Giffard and his bailiffs of the 
manor aibresaid, until the manor was taken into the late king's hands with 
other lands of the said John Giffard upon his death, and that the manor is 
now in the king's hands by the forfeiture of Hugh le Despenser, the elder, 
to whom the late king granted the manor, and that the manor is held of the 
heir of William Mautravers by fealty for all service. 

Feb. 15. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause to be 
Westminster, allowed to Elizabeth, late the wife of David de Langeton, and executrix of 
his will, 84 marks due from her for a fine for the custody of the land and 
heir of David, and the marriage of his heir and for licence to marry whom 
she please, in the 98/. due from the late king to David for his stay in the 
castle of Werk, as appears by a bill under the seal of Robert de Wodehous, 
late keeper of the late king's wardrobe, in her possession, as she has prayed 
the king, by petition before him and his council in parliament, to cause 
such allowance to be made to her. By pet. of C. [2783.] 

Feb. 26. To Otto de Bodrygan. Order to deliver all the king's victuals in the 

Westminster. Island of Lunday in his custody to the sheriff of Devon by indenture, whom 

the king has ordered to receive them, and to sell them by Otto's view and 

testimony, and to pay to Otto the wages due to him for the time when he 

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Feb. 22. To the steward of Gower. Order to resume into the king's hands the 
Westminster, lands that belonged to the Templars delivered by him to David Baret, in 
execution of the king's order to deliver to David the land of Stephen Baret, 
knight, his brother, which were in the king's hands by reason of the riding 
of the barons in the quarrel of Thomas, late earl of Lancaster, and to 
deliver the said Templars' lands to the prior of the Hospital of St. John of 
Jerusalem in England or to his attorney in this behalf, as it was not, and is 
not, the king's intention that any Templars' lands in the late king's hands 
should be delivered to David by virtue of the aforesaid order. By C. 

Feb. 28. To the sheriff of Cumberland. "Whereas it is found by inquisition taken 
Westminster, by John de Denum and Robert de Barton by the late king's order that the 
community of that county made fine with Edward de Bruys, late warden of 
the marches of Scotland, to have sufference until a certain time for the 
salvation of those parts, and Richard le Brune, at the request of the said 
community, bound himself and his heirs for the community to Gilbert son 
of William in 20/. to be paid at a certain time, because the community 
could not pay the fine as speedily as was necessary, and that Robert, son 
and heir of the said Richard, satisfied the executors of Gilbert's will for the 
said 20/. in default of the community, and that the community have not 
hitherto taken care to satisfy him for the same ; the king orders the sheriff 
to cause the said 20/. to be levied from the men of the community aforesaid 
who had salvation by such sufference, and to cause the same to be paid to 
Robert without delay. By pet. of C 

Feb. 22. To Robert de Kendale, constable of Dover castle and warden of the 

Westminster. Cinque Ports. Order to permit the master and brethren of the hospital of 
God's House, Dover, to receive from the issues of the port of Dover 50*. 
yearly and 10/. at Michaelmas year)}' and 10/. at Easter yearly, in accord- 
ance with the charter of Henry III., which the king has inspected, by 
virtue whereof they have heretofore received 50^. yearly from the said 
issues by the hands of the bailiffs of the port for the maintenance of a chap- 
lain celebrating divine service in the hospital daily for the soul of Reymund 
de Burgo, and 10/. at Michaelmas yearly for tlie maintenance of tliemselves 
and the poor of the hospital, and 10/. yearly at Easter that the said king 
granted to them as dower of the hospital. 

Feb. 26. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. "Whereas at the prosecu- 

Westminster. tion of "William Esquidor, "Vydalus de Ryvassel, William Forton, John 
Boyldour, Arnald de Mouleg', Peter GoufFrey, Peter Rous, Gaillard 
Gouffrei, merchants of Rabastenx, Gaillard de Armyuak, merchant of 
Gascony, Peter del Fount, merchant of Cans, and Peter Dosset, merchant 
of Leytore, by their petitions before the king and his council, suggesting 
that they, confiding in the late king's proclamations made at London and 
Bordeaux that all strange merchants might come into England safely with 
their goods and merchandise for the purpose of trading, carried their wines 
to London, and paid the customs due and usual thereon, and that John de 
Cotun and Gilbert de Mordon, late sheriffs of London, arrested them and 
their wines and other chattels, and their debts in the hands of their 
creditors by pretext of an order of the late king to arrest all merchants of 
the power of the king of France and their goods and chattels, and that 
John and Gilbert detain them and their chattels and debts under arrest, and 
that part of their wines was delivered to Benedict de Fulsham, the late 
king's butler, by the said sheriffs by the late king's order, for which they 
prated the king to provide a remedy, the king ordered the present sheriffs 
of the city by his writs to certify him of the time when the aforesaid 
merchants and their wines, chattels, and debts were arrested, and for what 
cause, etc., and the sheriffs have signified that the aforesaid merchants and 



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their wines, chattels, and debts were arrested, by pretext of the late king's 
order to arrest all merchants of the power of the king of France, on 6 July, 
in the 19th year of the late king's reign, and that they are still under 
arrest ; as it appears to the king by inspection of the rolls of chancery that 
the late king, on 1 May, in the said year, took all strange merchants into 
his protection, willing that they should come into England with their 
merchandise safely for the purpose of trading, and as it appears by the 
aforesaid return that the aforesaid merchants were arrested with their 
wines, chattels, and debts aforesaid on 6 July, which was before the making 
of the proclamation that merchants of the power of the king of France 
should not come into England except at their peril, the king wills that the 
aforesaid merchants shall be released from arrest, and that their wines, 
chattels, and debts shall be delivered to them ; the king therefore orders the 
treasurer and barons to call before them the aforesaid John de Cotun and 
Gilbert de Mordon, who are charged at the exchequer with the wines, 
chattels, and debts aforesaid by indentures made between Nicholas de Acton, 
clerk, Reginald de Conductu, and John de Oxonia, appointed for this purpose 
by the late king's writ of the exchequer, and them, and to call before them 
the aforesaid Benedict, and to cause the said John de Cotun, Grilbert, and 
Benedict to be acquitted at the exchequer of the wines, chattels, and debts 
aforesaid, and to cause the aforesaid merchants to be released without 
delay, and to cause them to have the said wines and chattels, or (he price 
thereof, and their debts aforesaid. By pet. of C. [10368.] 

Feb. 25. To the same. Order to cause brother Peter Marie and Stephen Power, 

Westminster, late keepers of the lands that the abbot of Fecamp holds of the king in 
England, to be discharged and acquitted of the fixed sum {certo) due from 
them to the exchequer for the lands aforesaid from 18 February last, when 
the king took the fealty of brother Peter Rogerii, abbot of Fecamp, for the 
lands that he holds of the king in England, which were in the late king's 
hands by reason of the death of brother Robert Depiccot {sic), late abbot of 
the aforesaid place. 

March 8. To the sheriff of York. Thomas Alanayne, merchant of Amiens, has 

Westminster, shewn the king, by petition before him and his council, that whereas 
he came to Beverley with eight barrels of woad to trade therewith during 
the truce between the late king and the king of France, Roger de Somer- 
vill, late sheriff of that county, arrested the woad during the truce afore- 
said, and afterwards sold it for 80/., which money he delivered for custody 
to Thomas du Clay, Adam de Tyrcwyth, and William le Lombard, bur- 
gesses of Beverley, and the said money is still detained under arrest, and 
the said Thomas has prayed the king to provide a remedy : the king there- 
fore orders the sheriff to cause the aforesaid money to be released from 
arrest and delivered to Thomas or his attorney, if it appear to him that 
Thomas came to the said town with the woad during the truce aforesaid, 
and that Roger arrested it during the truce, and afterwards sold it, as is 
above said. By pet. of C. 

The like to the bailiffs of Beverley. 

Feb. 23. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause the 

Westminster, cardinals of the Roman church beneficed in England to be discharged and 
acquitted of all debts exacted from them by summons of the exchequer for 
their benefices by reason of tenths and aids imposed upon the clergy of the 
realm by the pope and his predecessors and granted to the king or his 
ancestors by the prelates and clergy of the realm, as the king has pardoned 
the cardinals such debts in consideration of their affection to the crown. 
[Fcedera.'] By p.s. [181.] 



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1327. 

March 29. 

Westminster. 



Membrane 7. 

To the sheriff of Stafford. Order to deliver to John de Sutton and 
Margaret his wife the castle of Duddeleye and the manors of Seggeleye, 
Swyneford, Rouleye Somery, and Prestwold, in that county, as the king — 
at the petition of John and Margaret before him and his council in the last 
parliament, suggesting that Hugh le Despenser, the elder, and Hugh le 
Despenser, the younger, being led by cupidity, asserting that John had 
adhered to Thomas, late earl of Lancaster, caused him to be taken at West- 
minster, in CO. Middlesex, and to be imprisoned in the late king's prison 
until he enfeoffed Hugh, the elder, of his manor of Eykerynge, co. Notting- 
ham, and the said Hugh, the younger, of the castle of Duddeleye and the 
aforesaid manors in co. Stafford, the town of Duddeleye, co. Worcester, the 
manor of Bradefeld, co. Berks, and the manor of Doneaphowys in Wales, 
which are of Margaret's inheritance, and until he made letters patent under 
his seal to William de Ayleston to deliver seisin of the castle and manors 
aforesaid to them, and until he made letters of quit-claim thereof to them, 
wherefore they pi'ayed the king to provide a remedy — appointed Robert de 
Swalclive, Robert de Kelleseye, and Henry de Secheford to make inquisi- 
tion concerning the premises by the oath of men of co. Middlesex, and it is 
found by the said inquisition that the aforesaid Hugh and Hugh, on 
Monday before St. Valentine, in the 18th year of the late king's reign, 
caused the said John to be attached by Simon Croyser at Westminster, in 
the said county, because he had adhered to the aforesaid earl Thomas in 
the company of Humphrey de Bohoun, then earl of Hereford, against the 
said king, and caused him to be kept in the late king's prison under the 
custody of his marshal in chains until he, thus in prison, under fear of 
death, made charters to the aforesaid Hugh and Hugh and letters patent 
and letters of acquittance as specified above, and until Hugh and Hugh had 
been seised of the castles and manors aforesaid, the king being unwilling 
that John and Margaret shall suffer prejudice by pretext of the aforesaid 
charters and letters thus made in prison. By p.s. and pet. of C. [8384.] 
The like to the following for the following manors : 

The sheriff of Nottingham, for the manor of Eykeryng. 

The sheriff of Worcester, for the town of Duddeleye. 

The sheriff of Berks, for the manor of Bradefeld. 

William la Zouche of Assheby, keeper of the king's laud of Glamorgan, 
for the manor of Doneaphowys in Wales. 

April 9. To Henry de Bisshebur[y], keeper of the castle of Duddeley and of the 

Peterborough, manors of Seggeleye, Swyneford, Rouleye Somery, and Prestwode, CO. Stafford, 
and of the town of Duddeley, co. Worcester. Order to deliver to the afore- 
said John de Sutton and Margaret his wife the said castle and manors as 
the king — at their petition before him and his council in the last parlia- 
ment, suggesting that Hugh le Despenser, the younger, asserting that 
John had adhered to Thomas, earl of Lancaster, caused him to be taken at 
Westminster, co. Middlesex, and to be kept in the late king's prison until 
he enfeoffed Hugh of the castle, manors, and town aforesaid, which are of 
his wife's inheritance, and until he made letters patent to William de 
Alveston to deliver seisin thereof to Hugh — appointed Adam de Brom 
William de SareshuU, Robert de Swaleclyve, and Robert de Kelleseye to 
make inquisition concerning the premises by the oath of men of co. Mid- 
dlesex, and also appointed Roger Hillary, Ralph de Perham, and Thomas 
de Norton to make inquisition by the oath of men of cos. Stafford and 
Worcester whether or not the aforesaid William delivered seisin of the said 
castle, manors, and town to Hugh, etc., and it is found by inquisition taken 
by Adam and William that Hugh took John at Westminster on Tuesday 
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he had lately adhered to the said earl, and delivered him to Simon le 
Croyser to be kept in the prison of the late kind's raarshalsea, and Simon, 
who durst not resist Hugh, received him by Hugh's order, and detained 
him in prison for the three following weeks, within which time John, 
through the hardships and duress of the prison, and at Hugh's pprsecu- 
lion, unwillingly and being forced against his will, made charters of feoff- 
ment to Hugh of the castle, manors, and town aforesaid, which are of iiis 
wife's inheritance, and also his letters patent to the said William de Alve-ton, 
then journeying to the parts aforesaid, to deliver seisin thereof to Hugh, 
and he thus remained in prison for the whole time until William returned 
to Westminster and testified that he had delivered the aforesaid seisin to 
Hugh, and it is also found by inquisition taken by the nforesaid Roger and 
Thomas, in the presence of the said keeper, that "William de Alveston 
delivered seisin of the castle, manors, and town, which are of Margaret's 
inheritance, to Hugh by letters patent of the said John dated at Westminster 
on the day of St, Benedict next following after the aforesaid feast of 
St. Gregory, and that John le Botiller of Teukesbur[y] was then there in 
Hugh's name and took the fealties of the tenants of the castle, manors, 
and town, and that William de Alveston, after seisin had been thus delivered 
to Hugh, returned forthwith to Westminster to testify to Hugh the delivery 
of the seisin, and the king is unwilling that John and Margaret shall be 
prejudiced by pretext of the charters and letters aforesaid thus made in 
prison. By pet. of C. [10301.] 

Et erat patens. 

April 13. To the bailiffs of the city of Lincoln. Order to pay to William de Ros 
Peterborough, of Hamelak 75 marks of the ferm of their city for Easter term last, in 
accordance with the late king's grant of 22 August, in the 16th year of his 
reign, of 150 marks yearly from the ferm of the city of Lincoln and 
150 marks yearly from the ferm of the city of York, to be received from 
the bailiffs of the said cities until the said king or his heirs should provide 
William or his heirs with 300 marks yearly of land or rent between the 
waters of Thames and Tees, or until the late king or his heirs should restore 
to William Werk castle, which William granted and quit-claimed to the 
late king. 

The like to the bailiffs of the city of York. 

April 15. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Orders to cause allow- 

Stamford. ance to be made to the bailiffs of the city of Lincoln for the aforesaid 
75 marks, paid by them in execution of the preceding order. 
The like in favour of the citizens of York. 

April 13. To Simon de Grymesby, escheator beyond Trent. Order to deliver to 
Peterborough. William son of William le Latymer the manor of Danby, which Avas taken 
into the king's hands by reason of the latter 's death, as the king learns by 
inquisition taken by the escheator that William le Latymer held the manor 
for life of the late king's gift, with remainder to the said William, his son, 
and that the manor is held of the king by the service of one knight's fee, 
the king having taken the son's homage. 

To the Fame. Order to deliver to William son of William le Latymer 
the manors of Gamelsby and Unthank, co. Cumberland, and the issues 
thereof since 8 March last, as the king on that day pardoned the said 
William the son, for a fine that he made with the king, his tres])ass in 
acquiring the said manors to him and the heirs of his body from William le 
Latymer, who held them in chief of the king, and in entering them without 
the king's licence, which manors were taken into the king's hands by reason 
of the said trespass, the king having then granted to the said William son 
of William tliat he shall have and hold the manors aforesaid to him and the 
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with remainder to Thomas son of William le Latymer and the heirs of his 
body, with remainder to Thomas le Latymer of Wardon and Warin his son, 
and to the heirs male of Warin's body, with reversion to the said William 
le Latymer and his heirs, as contained in the king's letters patent, and the 
king has now taken the homage of the said William son of William for the 
manors aforesaid. 

April 13. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause allowance 

Peterborough, to be made to the sheriff of Lincoln for 10/. paid by him to Wenthliana, 
daughter of Llywelin, late prince of Wales, a nun of Sempyngham, for 
Easter term last, in execution of the king's order of 23 February last to 
pay her 201. yearly at Easter and Michaelmas in equal portions, the king 
having granted her 20/. yearly from the issues of the county of Lincoln in 
aid of her maintenance. 

April 10. To the same. W. bishop of Norwich has shown the king, by petition 

Peterborough, before him and his council, that whereas the bishop's manors of Wylughby. 
Silkeby, Merston, and a third of the soke of Waltham, co. Lincoln, and the 
manors of Northduffeld, Thornton Styward, Crathorn, Rungeton, Preston- 
in-Cravene, Drax Paynel, and YucQet, co. York, and the manors of Isle 
(Insula), Bradebury, Cokeshou, and Snaypegest, in the bishopric of Durham, 
and the ferm of the church of Estrington, co. York, were taken into the 
late king's hands and retained therein for a long time without reasonable 
cause at the procurement of certain of his rivals, and the late king's keepers 
of the manors and ferms aforesaid, sheriffs and other ministers levied there- 
from issues to the value of 500/. for that time, and paid that sum into the 
late king's wardrobe and treasury, and although the manors and ferms afore- 
said, with the goods and chattels in the same, were afterwards restored to 
the bishop by the late king's order, and the late king ordered the issues 
thereof for the said time to be delivered to the bishop, payment has not yet 
been made to him of the above 500/., and the bishop has prayed the king 
to cause him to be satisfied for the said 5U0/., or to pay him as much as was 
levied and paid thereof to the said king's use, or to cause satisfaction or assign- 
ment otherwise to be made to him: the king therefore orders the treasurer 
and barons to cause assignment to be made to the bishop upon wardships 
and marriages now in the king's hands or that shall next come to his hands, 
or to cause satisfaction to be made to him otherwise for what they shall 
ascertain, by inspection of the rolls of chancery or by the certification of 
the memoranda of the v/ardrobe or otherwise, was paid for the use of the 
late king of the issues aforesaid. 



April 12. 
Peterborough. 



By pet. of C. 

To John de Brympton, keeper of the manor of Bradefeld. Order to 
deliver the said manor to John de Sutton and Margaret his wife, as the 
king, at their prosecution, by petition before him and his council — suggest- 
ing that Hugh le Despenser had unjustly disseised them of the said manor, 
in CO. Berks, which tliey held in fee of Margaret's inheritance, and that he 
unjustly detained the manor until it was taken into the late king's hands by 
his forfeiture, and praying the king for remedy — appointed William de 
Sareshull, John le Moigne, and John Loveday to make inquisition by the 
oath of men of that county concerning the premises, and it is found by their 
inquisition that John and Margaret held the manor in fee of Margaret's 
inheritance, antl were seised thereof in the 19th year of the late king's 
reign, until Hugh disseised them thereof, and so occupied and held the 
manor by his disseisin until it was taken into the late king's hands by his 
forfeiture, and that the manor came to the king's hands in this way, and is 
in his hands for this reason and for no other, and that John and Margaret did 
not remit or quit-claim the manor to Hugh, or change their estate therein 
in any way. 



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1327. 

March 7. 
Westminster. 



Feb. 2L 
Westminster. 



Membrane 6. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. The abbot of St. Mary's, 
York, has shewn the king, by petition before hira and his council, that 
whereas he has accounted at the exchequer for the time when he and 
certain of his predecessors were collectors of divers tenths and aids granted 
to the late king by the clergy of England and of divers tenths imposed 
upon the clergy by the Roman court for the late king's use, and of the 
arrears of 987/. 15.?. 4\d. the sum of 170/. 155. 9d. ought to have been 
levied of the temporalities of men of religion and of the tenths of churches 
and other ecclesiastical benefices in the northern parts wasted and destroyed 
by the Scots, and the abbot has been unable to levy anything of the latter 
sum by reason of the destruction aforesaid, and he has prayed the kiug to 
provide a remedy in this behalf : the king therefore orders the treasurer 
and barons to inform themselves as best they can concerning such benefices 
and temporalities wasted and destroyed in the parts aforesaid, and to discharge 
the abbot of the sum that they shall ascertain he was unable to levy by 
reason of the destruction aforesaid, charging each head of such debts 
according to the particulars concerning it. By pet. of C. 

To the same. The aforesaid abbot has shewn, by petition before the king 
and his council, that John de Castre, the late king's keeper of Bernard's 
Castle, and William Druel, then receiver of the issues of the same, took 
corn of the abbot at Gaynford, Avithin the bishopric of Durham, to the value 
of 45/. Os. 5c?. for the garuisture and saving of the said castle, for the late 
king's use, in the 9th year of the reign, without any payment being made to 
the abbot therefor, and the abbot is indebted to the king in divers debts for 
the tenth for two years last collected by him, and he has prayed the king to 
cause the aforesaid 45/. Os. 5d. to be allowed to him in the debts due from 
him for the tenth aforesaid : the king therefore orders the treasurer and 
barons to examine the account of the said John and William rendered to 
the exchequer for the issues of the castle and victuals aforesaid, and if they 
find that they answered to the late king for the corn aforesaid, to cause the 
abbot to be allowed the price thereof in his said debts. By pet. of C. 

To John de Kilvyngton, late keeper of the castle and honour of Pikeryng', 
CO. York. Order to deliver to John de Kynardeseye, Michael de Meldon, 
and Elias de Stapelton, executors of the will of Thomas, late earl of 
Lancaster, for the excution of his will, all the issues received by him from 
the castle and honour aforesaid and from the other lands of the earl in that 
county for the time that the said keeper had the custody thereof, for which 
answer was not made to the late king, and to deliver the earl's goods and 
chattels in his custody to the executors, as it is agreed in the present parlia- 
ment that all those who were of the earl's quarrel in the late king's time to 
pursue Hugh le Despenser the elder, and Hugh le Despenser the younger, 
shall have their lands again, which were taken into the late king's hands as 
forfeited, and also the issues and arrears of ferms for which answer was 
not made to the late king, and also their goods and chattels still in the 
king's hands, because the quarrel is adjudged good and just in the said 
pailiament and the judgments against those who were of the quarrel have 
been annulled. By K. jind C. 

Vacated, because it was restored. 

The like to the following : 

John de Leyk, keeper of the castle and honour of Tuttebury. 
John de Lancastria, keeper of the castle and honour of Lancaster. 
William de Tatham, keeper of the said earl's lands in Blakeburnsbire 

and Bouland. 
Thomas Dey vill, keeper of the castle and honour of Pounlfreit. 



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March 25. 

Westminster. 



Membrane 6 — cont. 

Richard de Moseleye, keeper of the castle of Saudale and Wakefeld. 
Odo {Edoni) de Stoke, keeper of the castle of Kenylleworth. 
Robert de Hungerford, keeper of the said earl's lands in Wilteshire. 

To Robert Power, chamberlain of North Wales. Order to pay to Giles 
de Bello Campo, to whom the king has committed the custody of the castle 
of Beaumaris and the shrievalty of Kaernarvon, during pleasure, in the same 
way as John de Sapy lately had the custody by the late king's commission, 
or to him who supplies his place the usual fees and wages for himself and 
for the prisoners there, as was usual in the late king's time. 

March 21. To William Trussel, escheator this side Trent. Order not to intermeddle 
Westminster, further with the lands that belonged to John Haddok, a madman and 
idiot, which were taken into the late king's hands by reason of his madness, 
and to restore the issues thereof, as the king learns by an inquisition taken by 
the escheator that the said John held at his death no lands in chief of the 
late king by reason whereof the custody of his lands ought to pertain to 
the king, but that he held at his death divers lands of John de Appeton by 
various services. 



March 14. 
Westminster. 



To the bailiffs of the city of Hereford. Order to cause John Hamelyn 
to be delivered from prison in that city, as the sheriff of Hereford has 
returned to the king, in response to his order to certify him of the cause 
of John's arrest, that he caused the bailiffs to have return of the king's writ 
according to the liberty of the city, and that the bailiffs had answered to 
him that they caused the said John, notoriously a rebel and an adherent of 
the enemies of Queen Isabella and the king, to be attached and imprisoned 
by virtue of an order of the said queen and of the king before his accession 
to arrest and keep safely all persons then adhering notoriously to their 
enemies, and it is now shewn the king on behalf of John that he never 
adhered to the enemies of the said queen or of the king, and that he is pre- 
pared to stand to right when the said queen or the king will speak 
against him concerning the premises, and Andrew Pendok and William 
Strug of CO. Gloucester, John de Aulton of co. Southampton, and Thomas 
de Shirig of co. Somerset have mainperned before the king in chancery to 
have the said John before the king in fifteen days from Easter Sunday to 
stand to right. 

March 25. To Roger de Mortuo Mari of Wygemor. Order to cause 20/. yearly to 
Westminster, be paid to the prior and monks of St. Mary's, Bergeveny, for so long as he 
shall have the custody of the lands of John de Hastingg', tenant in chief of 
the late king, which the king committed to him during the minority of John's 
heir, as the said John granted by his charter, which the king has inspected, to 
the prior and monks and their successors, for the health of his soul and the 
souls of his ancestors and successors, in augmentation of the estate of the 
priory and of the maintenance of the monks there, 20/. yearly to be received 
from his manor of Penros in Vf ales, until he or any of his heirs should pro- 
vide the prior and monks with a lay fee or ecclesiastical benefice to the 
value of 20/. yearly in perpetual arms, and the prior and monks have 
received the said 20/. yearly from the time of the grant before and after 
John's death, and they have not been provided with a lay fee or ecclesiastical 
benefice in lieu thereof. 

To the treasurer and chamberlains of the exchequer. Order to discharge 
Walter de Norwyco of the ferm of certain lands that belonged to William 
de Huntingfeld, tenant in chief of the late king, and of a third of the manors 
of Huntingfeld and Boeng, from 8 March last, when the king took the 
homage of Roger de Huntingfeld, son and heir of William, for his father's 

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1327. 



March 23. 

Westminster. 



March 1. 

Westminster. 



April 18. 
Stamford. 



April 23. 
Stamford. 



April 22. 
Stamford. 



Membrane 6 — cont. 

lands, and rendered them to him, the late king having committed the custody 
of the said lands and of the third of the said manors, which Sibyl, late the 
wife of William, held in dower of the inheritance aforesaid, and which were 
taken into the late king's hands upon her death, to the said Walter during 
the minority of the heir for a certain ferm. 

Vacated, because below. 

To the sheriff of Sussex. Order to cause all the king's goods and 
chattels in the manor of Retheresfeld and the corn sown in the demesne 
lands of the manor to be appraised and delivered to Alesia, late the wife of 
Edmund, earl of Arundel, or to her attorney by indenture, and to send the 
said indenture containing the price of the goods, chattels, and corn aforesaid 
to the exchequer with this writ, to be delivered to the treasurer and barons 
so that the price may be levied for the king's use, as Alesia has besought 
the king to grant her the said goods, chattels, and corn at a certain price, 
the said manor having been granted to her by the king in aid of the main- 
tenance of herself and her boys until other ordinance should be made for 
her, and Robert de Estdon and William de Nortlioo of that county have 
mainperned in chancery on her behalf to answer for the price of the goods, 
chattels, and corn aforesaid. 

The like to the following : 

The sheriff of Southampton, for the manors of Mapelderwell, Berton, 

and Farlington. 
The sheriff of Berks, for the manor of Stanvord. 
The sheriff of Gloucester, for the manors of Marston and Fayreford. 

To Wiliam Trussel, escheator this side Trent. Order not to intermeddle 
further with certain lands in Hounespell, co. Somerset, which were taken 
into the late king's hands by reason of the death of Herbert de Marisco, 
tenant in chief of the late king, and to restore the issues thereof to Isabella 
de Roges without diminution, as, upon its being found by inquisition taken 
by Robert de Bikkemore, the late king's escheator in cos. Cornwall, Devon, 
Somerset, and Dorset, that Herbert demised the said lands to Isabella for 
life, and that the lands are worth 10/. yearly in all issues, the king ordered 
the said Robert not to intermeddle further with the said lands and to restore 
the issues thereof to Isabella without diminution, and Robert was amoved 
from office before he had executed the said order. 

To the same. Order to pay to Richard le Mareschal 25/. out of the 
issues of his bailiwick for Easter term last, in accordance with the late king's 
grant of 23 September, in the 11th year of his reign, of 50/. yearly in 
aid of his maintenance from the issues of the escheatry this side Trent, 
because Richard was ruined by the Scots. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to allow the said 
25/. to the aforesaid escheator, which he has paid by virtue of the pre- 
ceding order. 

To William Trussel, escheator this side Trent. Order not to distrain the 
abbot of Evesham for fealty for the lands that he holds of the king, as the 
king has taken his fealty. 

The like in favour of the following : 

The abbot of Wynchecombe. 

The abbot of Abyndon. 

The abbot of Rammeseye. 

John Pygot, for homage and fealty. "1 -„ 

Hugh de Plescy, for homage and fealty. J ^ ^'^' 

The abbot of St. Benedict, Holme, for fealty. 

The abbot of Leicester. 



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John Pjgot, for homage. 

The abbot of Chetewode. 

John de Wolfreton, for homage and fealty. 

Adam de Herthall, for homage. 



By p.s. 
By the same writ. 
By the same writ. 
By the same writ. 



Feb. 13. 

Westminster. 



April 5. 
Huntingdon. 



March 25. 

Westminster. 



Membrane 5. 

To Thomas de Eyvill, keeper of the castle of Pontefract and receiver of 
the issues there. Order to pay to Ralph de Bulmere 60/. by indenture, as, 
according to an account made with him, the wages of himself as a banneret 
and of two knights and other men-at-arms from 22 November last amount 
to more than 60/., on which day William de Ros of Hamelak, whom Queen 
Isabella and the king before his accession appointed keeper of co. York, and 
to whom they granted power to take into their hands the castle aforesaid, 
and to ordain for the safe custody thereof, deputed Ralph with ten men-at- 
arms for the custody of the said castle at the king's wages. By p.s. 
\_Foed€ra.'\ 

To the sheriff of Huntingdon. Simon Hourgis, merchant of Amiens, 
has shewn the king that whereas the late king ordained that the staple of 
wool, hides, and wool-fells should be held in certain places in the realm and 
not elsewhere, and caused proclamation to be made throughout his realm 
that all alien merchants should come into his realm with their goods and 
wares safely and securely, and for their greater security took alien mer- 
chants into his special protection, and Simon, confiding in the said 
proclamation, came to Huntingdon with divers goods and wares to trade 
there with the same, the sheriff took him at Huntingdon and arrested divers 
of his goods and wares ])y virtue of an order of the late king to arrest men 
and merchants of the power of the king of France with their goods and 
chattels, and still detains him in prison and keeps his goods and chattels 
under arrest, wherefore he has prayed the king to provide a remedy : the 
king therefore orders the sheriff to cause Simon to be delivered from prison 
and his goods and wares to be released from arrest and delivered to him, if 
he ascertain that Simon came to that town confiding in the said pro- 
clamation with his goods and wares, and that he and his goods and wares 
were arrested by virtue of the said order of the late king. By p.s. [581.] 

To the mayor and bailiffs of Southampton. Peter de Sancto Fuciano, 
Robert de Sancto Fuciano, John Roundel, and Hugh Lengleche, merchants 
of Amiens, have shewn the king, by their petition before him and his 
council, that whereas they came to that town, during the truce between the 
late king and the king of France, with 19 sarplers of wool containing 
23 sacks and 46 nails of wool, price 205/. Qs. 8c?., and 12 barrels of woad, 
price 128/. 2s. Hd., for the purpose of trading there with the same, John 
Cly ve and Hugh Sampson, late collectors of the custom of wool, hides, and 
woolfells in the port of that town, and the mayor and bailiffs of the town 
arrested the wool and woad during tlie truce aforesaid, and the wool and 
woad were afterwards sold by the late king's order to Thomas de Bynedon, 
burgess of that town, and the money thence arising is still in his hands 
under arrest, wherefore the said merchants have prayed the king to provide 
a remedy : the king therefore orders the mayor and bailiffs to cause the 
said money to be released from arrest, and delivered to the said merchants, 
if they ascertain that the merchants came to that town during the truce 
aforesaid, and that the wool and woad were arrested during the truce and 
were sold to the said Thomas, and that the money therefor is still in his 
hands. By pet. of C. 



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1327. Membrane 5 — cont. 

March 8. To the same. Order to release the aforesaid wool and woad from arrest, 

Westminster, and to deliver it to the said merchants, if they ascertain that the merchants 

came to that town with the wool and woad during the truce aforesaid, and 

that the wool and woad were arrested during the truce. By pet. of C. 

The like to the sheriff of Southampton * de verbo ad verburru 

March 25. To Thomas de Bynedon, burgess of Southampton. Order to deliver to 

Westminster, the aforesaid merchants the money arising from the said wool and woad, if 

he ascertain that they came to the town during the aforesaid truce, and 

that the wool and woad were arrested during the truce. By pet. of C. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to discharge 
Walter de Norwico of the ferm of certain lands that belonged to William 
de Huntingfeld, tenant in chief of the late king, and of a third of the 
manors of Huntingfeld and Beeng, from 8 March last, when the king took 
the homage of Roger de Huntingfeld, son and heir of William, for his 
father's lands, and rendered them to him, the late king having committed 
the custody of the said lands and of the third of the said manors, which 
Sibyl, late the wife of William, held in dower of the inheritance aforesaid, 
and which were taken into the late king's hands upon her death, to the said 
Walter during the minority of the heir for a certain ferm. 

Feb. 28. To the justiciary of Ireland for the time being or to come, or to him who 

Westminster, supplies his place. Order to deliver to James le Botiller, son and heir of 
Edmund le Botiler of Ireland, the issues of his father's lands from 
2 December, in the 19th year of the late king's reign, when the said king 
took his homage for his father's land, and rendered the same to him, as it 
is now shewn to the king on behalf of the said Edmund (iic), by petition 
before him and his council, that although he entered the lands in Ireland 
that are of his inheritance by pretext of the said order, the issues thereof 
from the said 2 December until 18 March following are detained from him. 

By pet. of C. 

Feb. 5. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to receive from 

Westminster. Benedict de Fulsham and John de Causton, late sheriffs of London and of 
the county of Middlesex, 300/. for the said shrievalties for their time, and 
to cause them to be discharged and acquitted of what is exacted from them 
over that sum for the said shrievalties for the time when they were sheriffs, 
as they have shewn the king that whereas his progenitors, kings of 
England, granted by their charters to the citizens of London the shrievalties 
aforesaid for 300/, yearly, to be held for ever, as is contained in the said 
charters, which the king has confirmed by his charter, and he has granted 
that nothing shall be exacted from the citizens beyond the 300/. for the 
shrievalties aforesaid, nevertheless the said Benedict and .John are charged 
upon their account for that time with 400/. for the shrievalties aforesaid, 
which sum runs in demand against them contrary to the tenor of the 
charters aforesaid and the king's grant; wherefore they have prayed the 
king to provide a remedy. By pet. of C. 

March 1. To William Trussel, escheator this side Trent. Order not to inter- 

Westminster, meddle further with certain lands in Hounesfell, co. Somerset, which were 
taken into the late king's hands by reason of the death of Herbert de 
Marisco, tenant in chief of the late king, and to 
to Isabella de Roges without diminution, as, 

inquisition taken by Robert de Bikkemore, the late king's escheator in 
cos. Cornwall, Devon, Somerset, and Dorset, that Herbert demised the said 
lands to Isabella for hfe, and that they are held of Richard Cogan, knight, 
by the service of \d. yearly, and that thev are worth 10/, yearly in all issues 



restore the issues thereof 
upon its being found by 



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1327t Membrane 5 — cont. 

the king ordered Robert not to intermeddle further with the said lands and 
to restore the issues thereof to Isabella without diminution, and Robert 
, was amoved from office before he had executed the said order. 

Vacated, because above. 

March 8. To Drogo Barentjn, keeper of the manor of Avynton, in the king's 
Westminster, hands by the forfeiture of Hugh le Despenser, late earl of Winchester. 
Order to deliver the aforesaid manor to Emelina Longespee, as the king 
learns by inquisition taken by William de Harden and Robert de Hunger- 
ford that Emelina was seised of the manor by the demise of Thomas, late 
earl of Lancaster, who demised it to her by deed for life in May, in the 
7th year of the late king's reign, and that she was seised thereof and con- 
tinued her seisin until 24 Jul}', in the 16th year of the said king's reign, 
when the aforesaid Hugh disseised her of the same, and thus Hugh occupied 
the manor all his life by this disseisin, and that Emelina did not remit the 
manor to Hugh or change her estate therein in any way, and that the 
manor is in the king's hands by Hugh's forfeiture, and is held of the earl 
of Salisbury by the quarter of a knight's fee, and is worth in all issues \2l. 

March 12. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause 60/.25.0|c?. 

Westminster, to be paid to Richard de Shupene, merchant, out of the issues of the custom 
of wool, hides, and wool-fells in the port of London, or to cause that amount 
to be allowed to him in the money to be rendered on his wool to be taken 
out of that port, as he has shewn the king, by petition before him and his 
council, that the late king, by his letters patent under his seal called' koket' 
of London, acknowledged that he had received the above sum as a loan from 
Richard, then a native merchant, in the 12th year of his reign, by the hands of 
William de Hedersete and William de Rude, then collectors of the custom of 
wool, hides, and wool-fells in the port of London, and granted by the same 
letters that Richard should be satisfied for the said sums out of the issues of 
the custom aforesaid, and he has not been satisfied for the same sum, where- 
fore he has prayed the king to cause that sum to be paid to him out of the 
issues of the said custom or to be allowed to him as above. By pet. of C. 

March 14. To Ralph de Bereford, John de Scures, and John de Ticheburn. Whereas 
Westminster, lately — at the prosecution of Margery, late the wife of Robert Lewer, 
by petition before the king and his council, suggesting that she had arramed 
an assize of novel disseisin before the said Ralph, John, and John against 
Ralph de Camoys and Elizabeth his wife, and Hugh their son, and others 
named in the original writ, concerning a tenement in Westbury, and that the 
said Ralph, Elizabeth, and Hugh in pleading before Ralph, John, and John 
proffered a charter of the late king's, whereby they asserted they held the 
tenement put in view of the grant of the said king, and alleged that they 
ought not to answer without the king, and that Ralph, John, and John 
deferred proceeding further in the assize for this reason — the king ordered 
the said Ralph, John, and .John to proceed to the taking of the said assize 
according to the law and custom of the realm, notwithstanding the allega- 
tion aforesaid, and ordered them not to proceed to render judgment therein 
without consulting him ; and afterwards the king, being given to understand 
that they had taken the assize by virtue of the said order, ordered Ralph to 
send to him the tenor of the record and process of the assize under his seal, 
and it is now found by the tenor of the assize aforesaid, thus sent to the 
king and seen and examined by him and his council, that Ralph, Elizabeth, 
and Hugh disseised Margery of the manor of Westbury, which she placed 
in view, long before the making of the said charter, which they afterwards 
acquired from the late king : the king therefore sends the tenor aforesaid 
enclosed in the presents to Ralph, John, and John, and orders them to pro- 
ceed to render judgment in the assize aforesaid with all speed, notwith- 



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March 4. 

Westminster. 



March 4. 

Westminster. 



March 10. 
Westminster. 



Membrane 5 — cont. 

standing the allegation aforesaid or any order of the king's to the contrary 
previously directed to them. By pet. of C. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause the men of 
the community of the county of Lancaster to be discharged and acquitted of 
fines for trespasses, and for escapes of thieves, and for having writs, and 
forfeited issues, and all amercements, and chattels of felons and fugitives of 
all the times of the king's progenitors until the first year of the late king's 
reign, as the king has pardoned them the same in response to their petition 
before him and his council, praying that he would pardon them all the 
debts exacted from them by summons of the exchequer for all the times of his 
progenitors until the first year of the late king's reign, in recompence for the 
damages and losses suffered by them by the burnings, robberies, and im- 
prisonment at the hands of the Scots and other rebels and malefactors, and 
also all chattels of felons and fugitives of the time aforesaid. By pet. of C. 

To the same. Order to cause each of the men of the aforesaid community 
to have moderate attermination according to his estate at their discretion for 
all debts due from the men of the said community to the exchequer for 
fines and ransoms made by them before Hervey de Staunton and his fellows, 
the late king's justices to hold pleas before him. By pet. of C. 

To the same. Order to receive from John de Cotom and Gilbert de 
Mordon, late sheriffs of London and co. Middlesex, 300Z. for the said 
shrievalties for their time, and to cause them to be discharged and acquitted 
of what is exacted from them over that sum for the said shrievalties for the 
time when they were sheriffs, as they have shewn the king that whereas his 
progenitors, kings of England, granted by their charters to the citizens of 
London the shrievalties aforesaid for 300/. yearly, to be held for ever, as is 
contained in the said charters, which the king has confirmed by his said 
charter, and he has granted that nothing shall be exacted from the citizens 
beyond the 300Z. for the shrievalties aforesaid, nevertheless the said Jolin 
and Gilbert are charged upon their account for that time with 400/. for the 
shrievalties aforesaid, which sum runs in demand against them contrary to 
the tenor of the charter aforesaid and the king's grant, wherefore they have 
prayed the king to provide a remedy. By pet. of C. 



March 4. 
Westminster. 



Membrane 4. 

To John de Lancastria, keeper of the lands that belonged to Robert de 
Holand in co. Lancaster, in the king's hands. Order to amove the king's 
hand from a third of a messuage and of 60 acres of land, and of 8 acres of 
meadow, and of 180 acres of pasture and several Avood in Haydok, and from 
a third of a messuage of 15 acres of land in Orel, and from a third of a 
messuage and of 120 acres of land, and of 8 acres of meadow in Barton- 
near- Mancestre, and from a third of a messuage and of 7 acres of land and 
of 60 acres of pasture in Swynton near Le Hope, and from a third of a 
messuage and of 44 acres of land, and of 6 acres of meadow, and of 62 [acres] 
of several pasture, and of 10s. of rent in Heton near Fanfeld, and to per- 
mit William de Multon and Joan his wife to have the same, as it is found 
by inquisition taken by Robert de Notj-ngham and Gilbert de Syngelton in 
the keeper's presence by the late king's order that the said .loan was dowered 
of the premises after the death of William de Holand, her former husband, 
by the assignment of Robert de Holand, brother and heir of the said William 
de Holand, and that she continued her seisin thereof at her will, and that 
she afterwards demised the premises to the said Robert at ferm, to be held 



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April 6. 

Westminster. 



Membrane 4 — cont. 

from year to year at her will, until she was ejected thence by John Travers 
and William de Tatham after llobert's forfeiture, and that Robert had no 
other estate in the tenements except in name of ferm dui-ing her will, and 
that William de Holand was seised in his demesne as of fee of the lands 
aforesaid on the day of his death, so that Joan ought to be dowered of a 
third thereof, and that William de Multon and Joan or Joan by herself have 
not remitted or quit-claimed their right to the dower to any one, and have 
not changed their estate therein in any way, and that there is no cause wliy 
Joan ought not to be dowered of the tenements whereof William de Holand 
died seised in his demesne as of fee, and that Joan was the wife of the said 
William de Holand on the day of his death. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to allow to Richard 
de Perers, in the debts due from him to the exchequer, 99/. 18s. 5</. due to 
him from the late king for money paid by him to William de Wendovere 
and his fellows, soldiers {soldariis), for the arrears of their wages for staying 
in divers garrisons in Scotland, and for recompence for their horses lost in 
the said king's services in the garrisons aforesaid, in the 5th, 6th, and 7th 
years of his reign, as appears by a bill of the said king's wardrobe in 
Richard's possession, as Richard has besought the king to cause the above 
sum to be allowed to him in the debts due from him for the time when he 



March 5. 
Westminster. 



March 4. 
Westminster. 



April 16. 
Stamford. 



was the late king's sheriff of Essex and Hertford. 



By pet. of C. 



To William Trussel, escheator this side Trent. Order not to intermeddle 
further with the lands of Bartholomew de Assheburnham, and to restore the 
issues thereof, as the king learns by inquisition taken by William de Weston, 
late escheator in cos. Surrey, Sussex, Kent, Middlesex, and in the city of 
London, that Bartholomew held no lands at his death in chief of the late 
king by reason whereof the custody of his lands ought to pertain to the king, 
but that he held the manor of Essheburnham of John de Britannia, earl of 
Richmond, in barony by knight service. 

To the treasurer and chamberlains. Order to cause to be paid to Dougal 
Macdowell, executor of the will of John Daragill, what they shall find was 
in arrear to John at the time {a tempore) of his death of the 200 marks 
yearly granted to him by the late king, as Dougal has prayed the king, by 
petition before him and his council, to cause the arrears to be paid to 
him in order to pay John's debts therewith, Dougal having shewn in his 
petition that when John returned to England from the late king's service in 
Ireland in the 9th year of his reign, the late king, because John was then 
impotent, so that he could not labour any more, and his lands in Scotland 
had been destroyed and wasted, ordained that he should dwell in London 
with his household, and that he should receive 200 marks yearly for his 
maintenance, and thereupon ordered his treasurer and chamberlains to pay 
John that sum yearly, and that although John dwelt at London for a year 
and a half after the said ordinance, when he died, he only received ICO 
marks for that time from the treasurer and chamberlains, for which reason 
John was indebted to divers men at the time of his death for debts for his 
maintenance, which debts are now exacted from Dougal. By pet. of C. 

To the collector of the custom of wool, hides, and wool-fells in the port 
of Boston. Whereas Edward I. was indebted at his death by letters 
patent to divers men of the duchy [of Aquitaine] for the arrears of their 
wages of the time when they were in his army in the duchy, of which men 
Peter de Besaz is the proctor, and of the said debts 735/. sterling are still 
in arrear, wherefore the late king, at Peter's prosecution, ordered the trea- 
surer and chamberlains of the exchequer of Dublin to pay this amount to 



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Peter, in the name of the said men, out of the first moneys of the issues of 
the custom of wool, hides, and wool-fells in the ports of Dublin and Droghda 
in Ireland ; and Peter has now brought back into chancery and restored the 
writ of the late king ordering this payment, and has besought the king to 
cause payment to be made to him from the custom of wool, hides, and wool- 
fells in Boston or Kyngeston-on-Huli ; and the king, pitying Peter's estate 
and wishing to accede to his supplication for the discharge of the souls of the 
king's grandfather and father, has granted that Peter may have and receive 
the 735/., in the name of the said men, from the first moneys received of the 
issues of the custom at Boston by the hands of the collectors thereof, and 
he ordered the collectors to pay Peter this sum accordingly as speedily as 
possible, notwithstanding any order directed to them by the treasurer and 
barons of the exchequer to carry the money from the custom to the exclie • 
quer : the king, wishing to hasten the payment, orders the collectors to pay 
200/. to Peter out of the money collected by them and in their custody, 
notwithstanding any order of the treasurer or barons to carry the money 
from the issues of the custom to the exchequer. By p.s. 

March 10. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to admit Henry, 
Westminster, son and heir of John de Grey, tenant in chief of the late king, to cause 
Robert de Sapy to come in the king's name to the exchequer to render 
account of the issues of the castle of Wilton, co. Hereford, and of the 
manor of Kempeleye, co. Gloucester, from 1 November in the 17th year of 
the late king's reign, until 15 March following, and to cause Richard de 
Grey of Codenovere to come in like manner to render account of the issues 
of the said castle and manor and of all the lands that descended to Henry 
from the aforesaid 15 March until the feast of St. Mary Magdalene after the 
feast of St. Peter ad Vincula, in the 17th year aforesaid, and to cause the 
money found to be due from Robert and Richard after they have rendered 
account to be paid to Henry, as Henry has shewn the king, by petition 
before him and his council, that whereas he was in Gascony in the late 
king's service by his order from the feast of St. Peter ad Vincula, in the 
17th year of his reign, until the feast of St. Mary Magdalene following, 
during which time his father died, to wit at the feast of SS. Simon and 
Jude, and he could not forthwith leave the said king's service to prosecute 
his seisin of the lands that descended to him in inheritance after his father's 
death, and the said Robert and Richard had the custody of the aforesaid 
castle, manor, and lands for the periods aforesaid by the late king's com- 
missions to answer to him for the issues thereof, and they have not yet 
accounted for the issues in the exchequer and have not paid anything 
thereof to the king or his father, wherefore Henry has prayed the king to 
restore to him the issues received by Robert and Richard from the lands 
aforesaid, and the king, in consideration of the damages sustained by Henry 
by his stay in the said service and of the grateful service rendered by him 
to the king and his father, has granted to him the issues of the castle and 
lands levied by Robert and Richard for which answer has not yet been 
made to the king or to his father, and wills and grants that Henry shall be 
admitted at the exchequer in his name to cause Robert and Richard to come 
to the exchequer to render account. By pet. of C. [14,481.] 

March 3. To the sheriffs of London. Whereas, at the prosecution of Richard de 

Westminster. Betoigne, Richard de Hakeneye, John Priour, and John de Wrotham, 
citizens of London, suggesting that John le White of Almain and Arnald 
his brother, who had dwelt in the city for a long time, had secretly and 
fraudulently left the city, and that they were bound to the said Richard de 
Betoigne in 104/., to Richard de Hakeneye in 253/. 6*. 8c?., to John Priour 
in 65/., and to John de Wrotham in 32/. 145. Oc?., and had not satisfied 
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town of Wismere, in the lordship of Henry de Matlenbergh, lord of Wis- 
mere, Rustok, and Stralsund {Stravensonde), and Arnald had gone to the 
towns of Liibeck (Lubisk) and Hambergh with their goods, the late king 
frequently requested the said Henry and the burgomasters, schoffen, alder- 
men, and commoners (cotario.s) of the towns of Liibeck and Hambergh by 
his special letters to cause justice to be done to the aforesaid citizens for the 
sums thus due to them from John and Arnald and for their damages ; and 
the said Henry and the burgomasters, schoffen, aldermen, and commoners, 
having received the late king's letters, did nothing in response, althou'^li 
they were frequently requested by the attorneys of the said citizens specially 
sent to those parts, but altogether failed to do them justice, as the mayor 
and community of the said city, having full information and proof of the 
matter, have testified to the king by their letters under their seal : the king, 
who is bound to aid all and singular his subjects in their just quarrels, not 
wishing to refrain any longer from aiding the aforesaid citizens in the 
recovery of their debts, orders the sheriffs to arrest all the goods and wares 
of the men and merchants of the lordship and power of the said Henry 
and of the said towns of Liibeck and Hambergh within their bailiwick to 
the value of 200/., in part payment of the aforesaid 455/. 0*. 8d., and to 
cause the same to be kept safely until the said citizens have been satisfied 
for the aforesaid 200/. together with their damages, or until further orders, 
certifying the king of their proceedings. The king has ordered the sheriff 
of Lincoln to arrest goods in like manner to the value of 127/. 10s. 4d., 
and the bailiffs of Kyngeston-on-HuU to arrest goods in like manner to the 
value of 127/. 10*. 4e/., in full payment of the aforesaid sum. 

May 2. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause Thomas 

Nottingham, le Blount and Juliana his wife to have all the goods and chattels in the 
manors of Sutton, Wynferthyng, Juvenelesbur[y], Suthanyfeld, Thurton, 
Reydon, and Toucestre, and in certain lands in Fanges and Assheden, and 
iu a messuage in Suthwerk, which manors, lands and messuage were 
to them by the king as Juliana's dower, and which came to the 
Q by the forfeiture of Hugh le Despenser, the younger, to whom the 
late king committed the custody of the said manors, lands and messuages 
during the minority of the heir of John de Hastynges, and to cause Thomas 
and Juliana to have all the issues of the manors, messuage, lands and tene- 
ments pertaining to the king by reason of the premises for which answer 
has not yet been made to the late king, as the king has granted to Thomas 
and Juliana, in recompence for the damages sustained by them by the 
detention of Juliana's dower of the purparty falling to John de Hastynges, 
her former husband, of the lands of Aymer de Valencia, late earl of Pem- 
broke, all the goods and chattels in the manors assigned to them for 
Juliana's dower, and all issues thereof for which answer has not yet been 
made to the king or to his father. 

March 25. To Thomas de Bynedon, burgess of Southampton. Peter de Sancto 
Westmiuster. Fuciano, Robert de Sancto Fuciano, John Roundell, and Hugh Lengleche, 
merchants of Amiens, have shewn the king, by their petition before him 
and his council, that whereas they came to that town, during the truce 
between the late king and the king of France, with 19 sarplers of wool, 
containing 23 sacks and 46 nails of wool, price 205/. 6s. Sd., and 12 barrels 
of woad, price 128/. 2s. 8d., for the purpose of trading there with the same, 
John de Clive and Hugh Sampson, late collectors of the custom of wool, 
hides, and wool-fells in the port of that town, and the mayor and bailiffs of 
that town arrested the wool and woad during the truce aforesaid, which 
were afterwards sold by the late king's order to the aforesaid Thomas, who 
made a recognisance in the exchequer to the late king for 359/. 5s. 2\d. for 



assigned 
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1327. 



April 9. 
Peterborough. 



May 10. 

Nottingham. 



May 9. 

Nottingham. 



May 13. 

Nottingham. 



Membrane 4 — cont. 

the wool and woad, and that money is still in his hands, wherefore the said 
merchants have prayed the king to provide a remedy : the king therefore 
orders Thomas to pay the money thus due by the recognisance to the late king 
to the aforesaid merchants or their attorney in this behalf. By pet. of C 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause the afore- 
said Thomas to be discharged of what they shall find he has paid to Peter 
Maleherbe, attorney of the aforesaid merchants, by virtue of the preceding 
order, as Thomas says that he has paid to the said Peter 179/. 12«. 'l\d. of 
the aforesaid sum of 359/. 5«. 2\d. By pet. of C. 

To Edmund, earl of Kent. Order not to intermeddle further with the 
manor of Barwe, co. Suffolk, the custody whereof the king committed to 
him with other lands during pleasure under the seal used by him before his 
accession, as Margaret, late the wife of Bartholomew de Badelesmere, who 
v^as jointly enfeoffed of the manor with Bartholomew, and who was of the 
quarrel of Thomas, late earl of Lancaster, has entered the manor, which was 
taken into the late king's hands by reason of the said quarrel, by virtue of 
an agreement lately made in parliament for those who were of the quarrel 
aforesaid to have again their lands and tenements that were taken into the 
late king's hands. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause John de 
Crombewell, who is setting out with the king by his order against the 
Scots, who propose entering the realm in hostile manner, to have respite 
until Michaelmas next for all debts due to the exchequer. By K. 

To the chamberlain of Kaernarvan. Order to pay to David Gogh, a 
Welshman, the arrears of QOs. yearly from Easter last, and to pay him that 
sum yearly henceforth, in accordance with the late king's grant to him of 
that sum yearly for life, in consideration of his service to the said king and 
his father, to be received from the chamberlain of Kaernarvan in Wales. 



Membrane 3. 

April 19. To Edmund, earl of Kent. Order to deliver to Robert de Stangrave the 
Stamford. castle and county of Okham, with the prisoners therein and the writs, 
memoranda, and all other things touching the said county {com'), whom the 
king has deputed to receive the castle and county from the earl for the 
king's use, and to keep the same safely until the king shall otherwise ordain, 
the late king, who granted the castle and county to Maigaret. then countess 
of Cornwall, whom Hugh de Audele married, for her life, having taken the 
castle and county into his hands and committed the custody thereof to the 
earl, during pleasure, under a certain form, and the earl has now rendered 
the castle and town into the king's hands. 

April 22. To the said Robert. Order to deliver the castle, prisoners, etc., to the 
Stamford, said Hugh and Margaret. Et erant patentes. 

To the justices of the Bench. Order to admit Alexander de Hadenham 
to prosecute and defend the king's affairs before them in the Bench, not- 
withstanding the king's commission of that office to William de Mershion 
during pleasure, as the king committed it to William, forgetting his previous 
appointment of Alexander to that office during pleasure, by letters patent, 
whereby he granted Alexander 10/. in aid of his expenses in prosecuting 
and defending the king's affairs. By p.s. [650.] 

April 24. To William Trussel, escheator this side Trent. Order not to distrain 

Stamford. Humphrey de Bassyngburn for his homage for the lands that he holds of 

the king, as the king has taken his homage. By p.s. [672.] 



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May 6. 

Nottingham. 

April 22. 
Stamford. 



April 20. 
Stamford. 



April 24. 
Stamford. 



April 23. 
Stamford. 



Membrane 3 — cont. 

The like to the same escheator in favour of the following : 
John de Boiithum, clerk. 

William la Zousche of Haringworth, for homage and fealty. 
Laurence de Preston, for homage. 
John Omnybon, for homage. 
Abbot of St. Edmunds, for fealty, 

-r, r TO- . /-( • 7 for homage and fealty. 
Peter de Seinte Croiz, J ° •' 

To Simon de Grymesby, escheator beyond Trent. Order not to inter- 
meddle further with the lands of Henry Tyeys, which were taken into the 
late king's hands by reason of his death and are still in the king's hands, 
and to restore the issues, as the king learns by inquisition taken by the 
escheator that Henry held no lands at his death of the late king by reason 
whereof the custody of his lands ought to pertain to the king. 



To the sheriff of Lincoln. Order to restore to Peter Blok of Lincoln, 
clerk, his lands, goods and chattels, which were taken into the late king's 
hands upon his being suspected (notatus), taken, and imprisoned for the 
homicide of John de Becumbe, priest, slain at Lincoln, and for robbing him 
to the value of 100/., as he has purged his innocence before H. bishop of 
Lincoln, the ordinary of the place, to whom he was delivered according to 
the privilege of the clergy. 

The like to the mayor and bailiffs of the city of Lincoln. 

To Matthew de Crauthorn, receiver of the issues of the land of Glou- 
morgan. Order to pay 1005. a day out of the said issues to Thomas de 
Berkele and John IVIaltravers for the expenses of the late king's household 
from 4 April last, for so long as Thomas and John shall intend the late 
king. By p.s. [669.] 

[Feeder a.] 

To Adam le Boghier, late fermor of the manor of Berleye, co. York. 
Order to deliver to Henry, earl of Lancaster and Leicester, brother and heir 
of Thomas, late earl of Lancaster, any issues and arrears of ferms in his 
custody of the time when he was fermor of the said manor, which belonged 
to the said earl Thomas on the day of his death, as the king has taken 
Henry's homage for the lands that Thomas held in chief, and ordered them 
to be delivered to him, and has granted to him all issues and arrears of 
ferms of the said Thomas's lands for which answer has not yet been made 
to the late king or to him. By K. 

[Foedera.] 

The like to the following : 

John de Lancastria, keeper of the honour of Lancaster. 

Geoffrey de Werburton, sheriff of Lancaster. 

John de Kylvynton, keeper of the honour of Pykeryng. 

Robert Foucher, keeper of Melebourne and fermor of the honour of 
Tuttebury. 

William David the elder, Robert de Hilton, and his fellows, fermors 
of the town of Tuttebury. 

Thomas de RoUeston, fermor of the town of RoUeston. 

Philip de Somervill, fermor of the manor of Barton. 

Richard de Wythenhull, Nicholas de Salop [ia], and their fellows, Ter- 
mors of the manor of Adgersleye. 

Robert le Hnnte, John de Verney, and their fellows, fermors of the 
manor of Uttoxhather. 

William David, fermor of the manor of Yoxhale. 



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1327. Membrane 3 — cont. 

John de Kynardeseye, fermor of the manor of Marchinton. 

The prior of Tuttebury, fermor of the manor of Scropton. 

Hugh de Meinill the elder, Robert Fouch, and their fellows, fermors 

of the hundred of Appeltre. 
Robert Fouch, John de Denum, and their fellows, fermors of the 

manors of Beaurepeir, Doffeld, Heigheg, Holebrok, Suthewode, 

Wyneleye, Holond, Newebiggynge, Edricheshay, Alrewasseleie, and 

Coldebrok. 
John de Kynardeseye, Walter Walteshef, and their fellows, fermors of 

the wapentake of Wirkesworth and Assebourne. 
Laurence Coterell and his fellows, fermors of the lead-mine of the same 

wapentake. 
Nicholas de Hungerford, fermor of the quarry of Le Roweclif. 
Thomas de Radeclive, Henry de Bek, fermors of the manor of 

Sponden. 
William Cokeny, fermor of the borough of Asshebourne. 
Gilbert Henry of Yoxhale, fermor of the hundred of Greseleie. 
Ed. de Assheby, keeper of the fees of the honour of Lancaster in 
cos. Lincoln, Nottingham, Stafford, and York, and of the manors of 

Wadinton and Alkeberugh. 
John de Wyvill, fermor of the manor of Ridelinton. 
Richard de Whatton, late fermor of the court of Botheraeshull and 

CrophuU, CO. Nottingham. 
Mary, countess of Pembroke, for the manor of Hegham. 
William Trussel, escheator this side Trent. 
Simon de Grymesby, escheator beyond Trent. 
Odo de Stok, late keeper of Kenilworth castle. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause the afore- 
said earl Henry to be discharged and acquitted of the issues of the castle 
and honour of Lancaster, the castle and honour of Tuttebury, the castle 
and honour of Pykeryng, the manor of Melbourne, co. Derby, the manor 
of Staynford, co. Berks, the custody whereof the late king committed to 
him on 7 December, in the 20th year of his reign, and of the issues of the 
manor of Beltesford and Donynton, co. Lincoln, Hertyndon, Croudecole 
and Wirkesworth, co. Derby, Esyngwold, Hoby, and Berley, co. York, 
Passenham, co. Buckingham, Rydelynton, co. Rutland, Bagworth and 
Lindrich, co. Leicester, the custody whereof the late king committed to him 
by other letters patent on 20 December, from the dates of the aforesaid 
commissions thereof to him, and to cause him to have all issues and arrears 
of ferms of the lands of the aforesaid earl Thomas for which answer has 
not yet been made to the king or to his father, as the king has taken 
Henry's homage for his said brother's lands, and has ordered them to be 
delivered to him, and has also granted to him all issues and ai-rears of ferms 
thereof for which answer has not yet been made to him or to his father. 
\^lbid.'\ By K. 

April 30. To the collectors of the custom of wool, hides, and wool-fells in the port 

Nottingham, of London. Order not to permit the merchants of England, Wales, and 
Ireland to cross over from that port with wool, hides, and wool-fells and 
tin until they have ascertained that the said merchants have been in one of 
the staples for forty days, and have there dune what ought to be done 
according to the ordinance of the staple made by the late king and his 
council, which the king ordered to be published and observed, wherein it is 
contained that merchants of England, Wales, and Ireland who bring wool, 
hides, and wool-fells and tin to any of the staples, shall not take them out- 
side of the said staple out of the king's power unless they have dwelt in the 
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take their mercliandise whither they will, either within or without the 
king's realm, without holding or making any staple elsewhere than in the 
staples aforesaid. By C 

\^FcederaJ\ 

April 24. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. The abbot of Wellou of 

Stamford. Grymesby has shewn the king that the late king is bound to him in 18/. 
for 20 quarters of wheat, 30 quarters of malt, and 25 sheep (multonibus), 
taken from him by the said king's ministers for the expedition of the Scotch 
war, in the 4th year of his reign, as is contained in the said king's letters 
patent made to the abbot, and the abbot has not yet been satisfied for that 
sum, and he has prayed the king to cause allowance to be made to him in 
the above sum for 12/. 10s. 8d., which are exacted from hira by summons 
of the exchequer for a ferra of a purpresture of the 20th year of the said 
king's reign, and for the abbot's portion of a fifth granted to Edward I. by 
the clergy of the province of York, and for divers amercements and for- 
feited issues, and that the king will cause due payment of the remainder to 
be made to him : the king, assenting to the abbot's petition in consideration 
of the aifection that the queen, his mother, has to the abbot and his house, 
orders the treasurer and barons to examine the aforesaid letters, and to 
allow the said 12/. 10s. 8d. to the abbot in the said 18/., and to cause 
payment of the remainder of the latter sum to be made to the abbot, or to 
cause him to have an assignment therefor in a suitable place. By p.s. 

April 30. To William Trussel, escheator beyond Ti-ent. Order to deliver a third 
Nottingham, of the manor of Runham, co. Norfolk, to Eleanor, late the wife of John de 
Bilinggeye, as nearest [friend] of his heir, as the king learns by inquisition 
taken by the escheator that John held the said third at his death of the king 
in chief by the service of three parts of twelve measures {niodiorum) of wine 
and of 200 pears of ' permayns,' to be paid to the exchequer at Michaelmas 
yearly, and that he held at his death no lands of the king in chief as of the 
crown by reason whereof the custody of his lands ought to pertain to the 
king, and that John his son is his next heir and is aged six years. 

April 12. To the same. Order to supersede until further orders the demand made 

Peterborough, upon Elizabeth de Burgo for her homage for the lands that she holds of 
the king. By p.s. [591.] 

The like to the following : 

Simon de Grymesby, escheator beyond Trent. By the same writ. 

Roger de Mortuo Mari, justice of Wales. By the same writ. 

May 1 . To Simon de Grymesby, escheator this side Trent. Order not to intermeddle 

Nottingham, with the castles of Sandale and Conyngburgh and the manors of Wakefeld, 
Thorn, Soureby, Haitfeld, Fisshelak, and Staynford, by virtue of the king's 
order to deliver to Henry de Lancastria, brother and heir of Thomas, late 
earl of Lancaster, the lands of the said Thomas, as the king wills that the 
escheator shall not intermeddle with the aforesaid castles and manors until 
ordinance shall be made concerning them by the king and his council, 
because John de Warenna, earl of Surrey and Sussex, claims to hold them 
as his right and inheritance, and they ought to remain in the king's hands 
by the assent of Henry and John. By K. 



April 22. 
Stamford. 



Membrane 2. 

To William Trussel, escheator this side Trent. Order not to intermeddle 
further with the lands of John de Barewe, and to restore the is.sues thereof, 
as the king learns by inquisition taken by the escheator that John held no 
lands in chief of the king in his demesne as of fee on the day of his death 
by reason whereof the custody of his lands ought to pertain to the king. 



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1327. 

April 27. 
Stamford. 



April 24. 

Stamford. 



April 23. 
Stamford. 



May 1. 

Nottingham. 



May 1. 

Nottingham. 



Membrane 2 — cont. 

To the same. Order not to intermeddle further with a toft and a bovate 
of land in Thorp, within the wapentake of Wirkesworth, co. Derby, as the 
king learns by inquisition taken by John de Bolingbrok, the late king's 
escheator in cos. Warwick, Leicester, Nottingham, Derby, and Lancaster, 
that Juliana, daughter of William Morsel, held the toft and bovate of the 
late king in chief on the day of her death in socage, by the service of 2s. 
yearly and by suit to the wapentake aforesaid from three weeks to three 
weeks, and that the toft and bovate are worth 2*. yearly beyond the afore- 
said rent repaid, and that she held no other lands of the late king or of 
others on the day of her death, and that Henry her son is her nearest 
heir and is aged 40 years, and the king has now ordered the aforesaid 
wapentake with the rent, ferms, and all appurtenances to be delivered to 
Henry, earl of Lancaster, as brother and heir of Thomas, late earl of Lan- 
caster, who held the wapentake in chief of the late king. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause Robert 
de Morby, to whom the late king, in the 15th year of his reign, committed 
the castle of Breghnok, together with the prisoners in the same, to have 
allowance in his account for the wages paid by him to the men-at-arms 
and hobelers, whom they shall find by inquisition or otherwise that he kept 
in the castle, as he has besought the king to cause allowance to be made to 
him for the said wages, he having kept divers men-at-arms and hobelers in 
the castle at the late king's wages for the greater part of the aforesaid year, 
for the safe custody of the castle and prisoners, by reason of the disturbance 
then in the realm. By K. and C. 

To the same. Order to assign to Alesia, late the wife of Edmund, earl 
of Arundel, by letters patent under the exchequer seal, out of manors and 
lands in the king's hands, the value of the following manors, which the king 
lately granted to her in aid of the maintenance of her and her children : the 
manor of Berton, co. Southampton, of the value of 34/. ; the manor of 
Stanvord, co. Berks, of the yearly value of 130/.; and the manor of 
Retheresfeld, co. Sussex, of the value of 106/. yearly : as the king now 
understands that the manor of Stanvord is in the seisin of Henry, earl 
of Lancaster, the manor of Retheresfeld is the seisin of Hugh Daudele, 
and that the manor of Berton is of the inheritance of the heir of John 
de Berewyk, who has now come of age. By K. and C. 

To Thomas de Warthecoppe, keeper of the manor of Hoflf , in the king's 
hands. Order not to intermeddle further with the said manor, as the king 
learns by inquisition taken by John de Skelton and Robert Parnyng, by 
his order, that Ranulph de Dacre demised the manor to Master Michael 
de Harcla for life on Sunday after the Purification, in the 16th year of the 
late king's reign, by indenture, and that Ranulph never afterwards re- 
mitted his right therein or changed his estate therein in any way, and that 
the manor came to the late king's hands by reason of Michael's adhesion 
to the Scots, and is still in his hands for this reason and for no other, and 
that the manor is held of Robert de Clifford by the service of 9s. for corn- 
age for all service, and that it is worth yearly in all issues 5 marks. 

To H. bishop of Lincoln. Whereas the king lately presented his clerk 
John de Ixworth to the church of Merkefeld, void and pertaining to his 
donation by reason of the lands that belonged to Robert de Holand being 
in his hands, and the prior of Charleye, scheming to impede the king in 
his behalf, likewise presented William de Sallowe, chaplain, his clerk, to 
the said church, and the king prohibited the bishop admitting any person 
to the church until it should be discussed in his court whether the advoweon 
pertained to him or to the aforesaid prior ; as the prior has now asserted 



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personally before the king iu chancery tbiit he hns no right in the pre- 
sentation upon this occasiion, saving his riglit upon other occasions, the 
king orders the bishop to do I'nrtherat the king's presentation what onght 
to be done according to ecclesiastical law, notwithstanding the reclamation 
of the prior or the king's prohibitions aforesaid. 

April 30. To the collectors of the custom of wool, hides, and vvool-fells in the port 

Nottiiigliain. of Boston. Order to pay to Peter de Besaz, proctor of divers men of the 
duchy [of Aquitaine], out of the first moneys from the issnes of the said 
custom, 535/., the remain(:er of 735/. due to the said men from Edward J. 
(as in the order of 1(5 April, ^Juge 73 rt^owe), notwithstanding any order 
sent to them by the treasurer and barons of ihe exchequer to send the money 
from the custom to the exchequer, as Peter has ajjpeared iu chancery in per- 
son, and acknowledged that he had been satisfied by the aforesaid collectors 
for ihe 200/. that the king lately oidered them to pay to him. By K. 

May 2. To John de Barton, controller of the custom of wool, hides, and ^v•ooI- 

Nottingham. fells in the port of Boston. Order to deliver to the aforesaid Peter the 
second part of the king's seal called ' coket,' which the king ordered the 
collectors of customs to deliver to Peter, to be kept by him until he should 
be satisfied for the aforesaid sum, as the collectors have certified the king 
that the}' could not deliver the part aforesaid to Peter because the controller 
bad it in his custody by the delivery of John de Tumby, lately the second 
collector of the custom aforesaid, to be kept by Peter until he shall be satis- 
lied for the aforesaid sum. 

April 31, To William Trussel, escheator beyond Trent. Order to deliver to 

Nottingham. Margaret, late the wife of Bartholomew de Badelesmere, the manor of 
Addrideie and the advowson of the .same, co. Salop, as the king learns by 
inquisition taken by the escheator that Bartholomew and Margaret acquired 
them jointly, in the oth j'ear of the late king's reign, from William de 
Monteforti, knight, to have to them and the heirs of Bartholomew, and that 
Margaret continued her seisin thereof jointly with Bartholomew peacefully 
for three years, until Bartholomew granted the manor and advowson to the 
late king in exchatige for the castle of Ledes, co. Kent, an<l tiiat the mati.or 
and advowson are held of the king in chief by knight service, and are wortli 
{valet) 40/. yearly in all issues, and the king, considering that the exchauge 
was made in prejudice of the crown, and willing that the castle shall remain 
to hi;n and his crown, notwithstanding the said exchange, has rendered the 
manor and advov/^on to Margaiet, to hold as she held it before the exchange. 

By pet. of C. 
The like to Geoffrey de Bolestrode, '■mutatis Jinitandis.' 

May G. To Matthew de Crauthorn, the king's receiver of the issnes of the land of 

Isottingham. Glomorgan. Order to [lay to the cou'-tables of castles and other ministers 

of that land their fees and usual wages from the time of his appointment, as 

well for the late king'.* time as for the present king's time, and to pay them 

the same hereafter until otherwise ordered. By K. and C. 

May 8. To .John de Acton. Order not to intermeddle with the county of the land 

Xottiiigham. of Glommorgan and Morganno, and to bring the king's comniis.-ion thereof 
to him to the chancery io be canctdlcd, as the king lately coniuiitted the 
custody of the said land to William la Zouche of Asshcby, (hiiii\g pleasure, 
so that William should make and appoint tlie sheritf in that land and 
constables and other ministers iliere. and should ordain and dispose of the 
castles, towns, and manors in that land as .should seem best lor the kin;^'s 
profit and the safe custody of the land aforesaid, and the king afterwards, 
forgetting that William ouj^lit to ajjpoint the sherilf in that lan<), committed 
the county of the said land to John, iluring pleasure. By K. 

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April 26. To tlie treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause to be 

Whissendine. levied what they shall ascertain to be due of the issues of Queen Isabella's 
lands of the time when they were in the late king's hands at the end of the 
account of Robert Miles, clerk, the late receiver of the issues, and to cause 
the same to be paid to her or her receiver at the exchequer, as the kino; has 
appointed by his letters patent, at her request, Walter de Norwyco, William 
de Boudon, William de Everdon, and William de Foulbourn to audit the 
account ot the said Robert, and to do what may pertain to the final issue 
of the account, the king wishing to show his mother special grace, 
especially as her lands were in the late king's hands without reasonable 
cause. By p.s. 

May 5. To Robert de Gatesby. Order to deliver to Simon de Bereford, who was 

Nottingham, of the quarrel of Thomas, late earl of Lancaster, the issues and arrears of 
the ferms of his land received by Robert, for which answer has not yet been 
made to the late king, and to deliver to Simon any of his goods and chattels in 
Robert's custody, as it was agreed in parliament that those who were of the 
said earl's quarrel shall have again iheir lands, and the issues and arrears of 
the ferms thereof for which answer has not been made to the late king, 
and also their goods and chattels, because the quarrel has been adjudged 
good and just and the judgments against those who were of the quarrel have 
been wholly annulled. 

May 7. To John de ]\Iutford, Robert Baynard, and Geoffrey Wyth. Order to 

Nottingham, supersede until further orders the execution of the king's appointment of 
them to enquire by the oath of men of co. .Norfolk, in the presence of tliose 
of the mistery {mestera) of ' worstede,' and those of the mistery of 
* mercers,' how many and what assizes of the lenjith and breadth of serges 
(sargiorum), bed-coverlets {super lectilium), and tapets of 'worstede' made 
in that county have been used, and by whom the assizes have been observed, 
and from what time, etc., and to do certain other things contained in the 
king's letters. By K. and C. 

The like to the same, under date 27 May, the king being then at York. 

April 10. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to allow to 
Peterborough. Thomas de Carliolo, in the debts due from him to the king, what is due from 
the laie king to him, as he has shewn the king, by petition before him and 
his council, that the late king owed him 73/. 6s. 8c?. for wheat and beans 
bought from him for the munition of the town of Berwick-on-Tweed by 
Ranulph de Benton, then receiver of the late king's victuals there, of 
which sum he has received 7/. 8s. 5\d., as appears by a bill of the late 
king's wardrobe in his possession, and that he owes the king 60/. of the 
remainder of his account of the time when he was collector of the new 
custom in the port of ^ewcastJe-on-Tyne, and he has prayed the king to 
cause the sum due to him from the late king to be allowed to him in the 
debts due from him to the exchequer. By pet. of C. 

May 6. To the mayor and bailiffs and the whole community of the town of 

Nottingham. Notingham. Order to supersede the taking of certain customs on goods for 
sale coming to that town, which the king lately granted to them for a 
certain time in aid of the enclosing of the town, during the time when the 
said customs shall be taken in that town for pontage, as the king has granted 
to Alice la Palmer of Notiiighara that she may take such customs until 
Christmas next and for a year from then in aid of repairing the bridge of 
Hethebethe, and the king is unwilling that divers customs shall be taken in 
the town from one and the same thing. Upon the completion of the above 
term, the king wills that they shall take such customs in the town according 
to his said grant. By K. and C. 



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May 10. To Matthew de Crauthoni, receiver of the issues of the land of Glamorgan. 

Nottiiipfham. Order to cause William Grey, of that laud, to be discharged aud acquitted 
of 0.5/., the remainder of a fine of !(((;/. made by him with Hugh le 
Despenser. the younger, as the king learns by inquisiLion taken by William 
H Zoiische of Assheby, keeper of the land afores?id and chamberlain of 
Kaerdif, that Hugh charged William Grey with being the servant of Roger 
Dammory and with being intendent to him in the quarrel of Thomas, late 
earl of Lancaster, to persecute the said Hugh and Hugh le Despenser, the 
elder, and that Hugh took and imprisoned him for this reason, and 
detained him in prison until he made tine with him in 100/ , of which sum 
he has paid 45/. By C. 



Membrane 1. 

March 6. To the treasurer and barons of tiie exchequer. John do Causton, citizen 
Westminster, of London, has shewn the king, by petition before him and his council, that 
whereas William de Hedersete and his fellows, late collectors of the custom 
of wool in the city of London, received 18/. Gs. S\d. for the late king's use, 
in the 11th year of the reign, from him in the name of a loan beyond the 
due custom on the wool that the said John and Hugh de Colnham caused 
to be carried over sea, as, it is said, appears by the accounts of the said 
collectors rendered at the late king's exchequer, and he has prayed the 
king to cause this sum to be allowed to him in the debts due from him to 
the exchequer for the time when he was one of the sherifts of London : the 
king therefore orders the treasurer and barons to allow the said sum to 
John in the said debts due frcm him to the exchequer, if it appear to them 
that the aforesaid collectors received this sum for the late king's use as a 
loan and answered to him for the same. By pet. of C. [8141.] 

To the same. Like order concerning 8/. \\s. ^\d., the said John de 
Causton, executor of the will of Hugh de Colnham, having shewn that this 
sum was received by the aforesaid collectors in the said year, from John 
beyond the custom due upon the wool that he and Hugh caused to be 
carried over se.i. By pet. of C. 

March 10. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to allow to Robert 
Westminster, de Clifton, kinsman and heir of Gervase de Clifton, in the debts due to the 
exchequer for his own and his ancestors' debts, 35/. for the damages 
sustained by him by reason of the diversion of the water of Trente and by 
the erection of weirs therein, as he suggested to the late king that the 
keepers of the said king's castle of Notingham had made certain trenches, 
ditches, and weirs through the middle of the meadows at Wileford thac 
belonged to the said Gervase, which descended to him in inheritance after 
Gervase's death, and caused the watei' of Trente to be taken out of its 
right and ancient courf^e in divers places by the trenches, ditches, and weirs 
aforesaid, by reason whereof the said meadows ami the lands lying round 
them are frequently Hooded by the inundation of the waters there flowing, 
and dug the meadows aforesaid and Robert's pasture there, and caused 
them to be dug from day to day, and took turves away thence, aud a[)plied 
them to the repair and maintenance of the trenches, ditches, and weirs 
aforesaid, whereby Robert has lost his profit of the meadows and pasture 
aforesaid in divers ways, and the late king thereu[)on appointed certain of 
\\U subjects, by writ dated 12 December, in the 18th year of his reign, to 
make inquisition concerning the premises, and it was found by inquisition, 
taken in the ])re.-ience of Roger de Verdon, ihen su[)plying the place of 
John de .Segrave, keeper of tlie castle aforesaid, that the town of Wileford, 
which is wholly in Robert's lordship, is frequently in peril of submersion 

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by reason of tlie said weirs, and that Robert received damage by the 
inundation and digging aforesaid to the vahie of 15/. before the date of the 
said writ, and tiiat damage is done to him yearly thereby to the value of 
10/., and that the aforesaid ditches, trenches, and weirs were to the protit 
of the late king and of the castle aforesaid to the value of 20/. yearly, 
because the mills of the castle are unable to grind without the course of the 
water of Trente, which is led to the mills through the middle of the 
meadows and pasture aforesaid by the said ditches, trenches, and weirs, 
and that Robert de Tiptof, when he was keeper of the castle, first made the 
ditches, trenches, and weirs ; and Robert has now prayed the king, by 
petition before him and his council, to cause remedy to be done to him for 
the premises. By pet. of C. [339.] 

March 1 . To the justiciary and chancellor of Ireland, for the preser t or for the future. 
Westminster. James le Botiller of Ireland, son and heir of Edmund le Botiler of Ireland, 
tenant in chief of the late king, has shewn the king, by petition before him 
and his council, that whereas the prise of wines of Ireland, whence he 
derives his surname (unde cognomen suum gerit), and he and his ancestors 
have derived their name fi'om time out of mind, pertains to him, to wit a tun 
of wine before the mast and a tun behind the mast from each ship laden 
with wines for sale coming to that land to the cities of Dublin, Drogheda 
{Drochda), Waterford, (3ork, and Lymeryk, for 40s. to be paid to the 
merchants from wJiom the wines are taken, of which prise his ancestors 
have always hitherto died seised in their demesne as of fee from the time 
aforesaid, and the late kino; took his homage for all the lands that Edmund 
his father held at liis death in chief, and ordered the justiciary for that 
time to deliver them to him, nevertheless the said justiciary has deferred 
delivering the prise of the wines to James because express mention of it is 
not made in the writ, which only mentions lands and tenements, wherefore 
James has besought the king to provide a remedy : the king therefore 
orders the justiciary and chancellor to inspect the inquisitions made by the 
late king's orders concerning the lands that belonged to Edmund in Ireland, 
and if they find that the prise of wines was extended amongst the lands 
therein contained, and that it was taken into the late king's hands, to cause 
it to be delivered to .James. If the prise was not extended amongst the 
lands and was not taken into the late king's hands upon Edmund's death, 
they are ordered to call before thera those who ought to be called, and to 
take information by inquisition or otherwise whether Edmund Avas seised 
of the prise in his demesne as of fee on the day of his death, and whether 
the prise was taken into the late king's hands by reason of his death, and 
[if so], thev are to cause James to have seisin of the prise. 
{FfedcraX By pet. of C. [8522.] 

March 1. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. The men of Dunwich 
Westminster, have shewn the king, by their petition before him and his council in 
parliament, that whereas they were in the war of Edward I. in Gascony 
with eleven of their ships, and stayed there in his service at their own 
charge for a great time, and lost four of the said ships and the goods and 
chattels therein in that service, and they afterwards petitioned the said 
king to cause their costs and expenses and their damages to be allowed to 
them, and he ordered the treasurer and barons of the exchequer to call 
before them John de Botetourt, then admiral of the fleet of his ships in the 
parts aforesaid, and to remit to the said men some of the debts due from 
them to the said kinsr, according to the discretion of the treasurer and 
barons and according to John's certificate to them, and to attermine other 
debts to th;^ said men, and although John appeared in person before the 
said treasurer and barons, and testified before them that the expenses, costs, 
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March 12. 

Westminster. 



March 10. 

Westminster. 



1327. Membrane 1 — cont. 

amounted to l,420L lOs. Od., as is contained in the memoranda of the 
excheqvier, neveriheless the said men were unable to obtain any allowance 
or remission of the debts aforesaid in the time of the said king or in the 
late king's time, wherefore they have prayed the king to provide a remedy : 
the king therefoi-e sends their petition enclosed in the presents to ihe 
treasurer and barons, and orders them to examine it and to search the rolls 
and memoranda of the exchequer, and if they find that the expenses, costs, 
an'i damages of tliC said men amount to the aforesaid sum, they are then, 
having consideration to the estate of the town and the men thereotj to cause 
the debts that the men owe to the exchequer to be allowed to them in the 
aforesaid sum, and to cause them to have due recompence according to 
their discretion for any remainder beyond the said debts. By pet. of C. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer, and to the chamberhiins. 
Order to cause the executors of the will of Christiana de Mariscis to be 
satisfied for 221/. 16*. 5d. due to her for the stock, goods, and chattels in 
the manors of Langele and Wyrardbsbury from the late king {etc., as at 
mem. 9, above, page 59.) By pet. of C. 

To the treasurer and barons. Order to cause 47/. 19s. 2\d. to be paid out 

of the issues of the custom of wool, hides, and wool-fells in the port of London 
to Koesia de Bureford, executrix of the will of John de Eurefoid, late citizen 
of London, or to cause that sum to be allowed to her out of the cut^tom on 
her wool to be taken out of that port, as she has shewn the king, by petition 
before the king and his council, that the late king acknowledged, hv divers 
letters patent uuder the seal called 'coket' of London, that he has received 
by way of loan, in the 11th and 12th years of his reign, from the aforesaid 
John, then a native-born merchant, the aforesaid sum by tiie hands of 
William de Hedersete and William de Rude, then collectors of the custom 
in the said port, and he granted by the said letters that John should be 
satit^fied for this sum out of the issues of the custom aforesaid, as contained 
in the said letters in her pos.session, for which sum satisfaction has not yet 
been made to John or to any one in his name, and she has prayed the king 
to cause it to be paid to her or allowed to her as above. 

March 6. To the same. John de Causton, citizen of London, and Eva his wife, 
Westminster, executrix of the will of Simon de Abyndon, Eva's late husband, have shewn 
the king that Edward I. was indebted to Simon in 25 marks for cloth taken 
from him for the !:;aid king's use, in the 31st, 33rd, and 34th years of his 
reign, by Ralph do Stokes, then keeper of his wardrobe, as appears by three 
bills under Ralph's seal in their possession, and they have prayed the king 
to cause the above sum to be allowed to John in the debts due from him to 
the exchequer of the time when he was one of the sheriffs of London : the 
king therefore orders the treasurer and barons to cause allowance to bo 
made accordingly, if they ascertain that the cloth was thus taken for the 
late king's use, and that the late king owes Simon the said sura for this 
reason, and that satisfaction therefor has not been made to Simon or any 
one in his name. By pet. of C, [8141.] 

March G. To the same. John de Causton, citizen of London, has shewn the king, 
Westminster, by petition before him and his council, that John Dergayn, the late king's 
uinager, in the 8th year of his reign, took five pieces of John's striped clo'h 
of Gaunt outside his shop in Boston fair, asserting that they were not of the 
assize, and that they were therefore forfeited to the late king, and delivered 
them to Ralph de Stokes, then keeper of the said king's wardrobe, for the 
use of the said king, and that it was afterwards found by inquisition taken 
by the said king's order before the treasurer and barons of the exchecjner 
that the cloth was of the assize, and ought not to be forfeited thus, and that 



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the cloth was worlh 22;^ marks, and that he has not been satisfied for that 
sum, and he lias prayed the king to cause that sum to be allowed to him in 
the debts due from him to the exchequer of the time when he was one of the 
sheriffs ot London : the king therefore orders the treasurer and barons to 
cause allowance to be made accordingly, if they find, by examination of the 
aforesaid process in the exchequer between the said John and John, that 
the cloth was of the assize and ought not to have been forfeited, and was of 
the value of 22| marks, and tliat Ralph was charged in his account at the 
exchequer with the cloth. By pet. of C. [8141.] 

March L To the same and to the chamberlains. Order to cause payment or assign- 
Westmiuster. ment to be made to John de Dunham and the other executors of the will of 
Hugh de Norraanton for 33/., as the executors have shewn the king, by 
petition before him and his council, that the late king is indebted to them 
in the said sum for sheep ymultonibus) bought from them for his expenses 
in December, in the 12th year of his reign, as appears by a bill of his ward- 
robe in their possession. By pet. of C. 

March 10 (?). To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Whereas the late king 
Westminster, lately ordered them to appoint some of his subjects to survey the engines, 
houses, and other works that he had ordered to be made in Dover castle, and 
to complete by their advice the works that were necessary, and to cause 
the construction of other works there to be superseded, willing that the 
workmen, carpenters, and Ccirters necessary for the completion of the works 
aforesaid should be paid their usual wages by the sheriff of Kent, and that 
those who were not necessary should be amoved thence : the king, wishing 
to put the said order into execution, orders the treasurer and barons to view 
the late king's writ and a schedule sent to the king by the constable of 
Dover castle, which is enclosed in the presents, and to execute the late 
king's writ as shall seem expedient to them 
and the salvation of the castle. 



for 



the ki 



convenience 



March 28. To the mayor and bailiffs of Sandwich. John de Seue of Caen (Caan), 
WestminBter. merchant of Normandy, has shewn the kiug tiiat whereas he lately caused a 
ship of La Val (du Vale) in Normandy to be loaded at Caen with divers 
of his goods and merchandise, and came with the said ship and goods to 
Sandwich after the king's accession, the mayor and bailiffs arrested the ship 
and goods by pretext of the late king's order to arrest goods of men and 
merchants of the power of the king of France, and still detain them under 
arrest, wherefore he has prayed the king to provide a remedy : the king 
therefore orders the mayors and bailiffs to release the ship and goods from 
arrest, and to deliver iliem to John, if he came to that town with the ship 
and goods after the king's arcession, and if the ship and goods were arrested 
by them solely by virtue of the aforesaid order. By p.s. 

To John de Langeton, king's clerk. Order to pay to Thomas de Berke- 
leye, out of the king's money lately found in Kaerfilli castle and in John's 
custody, 500/. towards the expenses of the late king. By K. 

To Henry de Aston. Order to deliver to A. bishop of Hereford all the 
goods and chattels found in the manors of Asschurche and Templegutyng 
that belonged to Hugh le Despenser, the king's late enemy, which were seized 
by Henry by the order of the king and of his motlier before his accession, 
and which the king granted to the bishop, then with him at Hereford, of his 
gift. 

The like to Ralph de Doudeswell and John Giffard. 

March 17. To William Trus.«el,escheator thi« side Trent. Order to deliver to Sibyl, 
Westminster, late the wife of Alan Plukenet, a third of the profit of the serjeanty of 



May 15. 

Nottingham. 



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keeping the forest of the Hay of Hereford, as the late king assigned to her in 
dower, amongst other lands, a third of the manor of Kylpek, co. Hereford, 
and the king now learns from her that although John de Hampton, the late 
king's escheator in cos. Hereford, Gloucester, Worcester, Salop, Slatford, 
and the adjoining marches of Wales, delivered to her a third of the said 
manor, he has hitherto refused to deliver to her a third of the profit of the 
aforesaid serjeanty, which serjeanty was extended in the said manor, and she 
has besought the king to provide a remedy. 



Jan. 27. 
Westminster. 



Jan. 29. 

Westminster. 



Membrane 28t/. 

The prior of Lenton acknowledges that he owes to William de Atherby, 
citizen and merchant of London, 100/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, 
of his lands and chattels in co. Nottingham, 

Cancelled on payment. 

John Baret acknowledges that he owes to William la Zouche of Assheby 
1005. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in 
CO. Sussex. 

John de Geytington, parson of the church of All Saints, Bernewell near 
Undel, acicnowledges that he owes to the prior of St. Neots 15/. ; to be 
levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels and ecclesiastical 
goods in CO. Northampton. 

Thomas de Doudeswell acknowledges that he owes to Ralph Hamond of 
Doudeswell 40s. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in co. Gloucester. 

John de Culne Sancti Aylwioi acknowledges that he owes to the aforesaid 
Ralph 200/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in 
CO. Gloucester. 

Walter de Fj'nchyngfeld acknowledges that he owes to Richard de Colne 
Engayne 40/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels 
in CO. Essex. 

Ralph de Camoys acknowledges that he owes to Thomas Rosselyn of 
Northfolk 2,000/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in co. Sussex. 

Walter Bever, parson of the church of Ham bury, diocese of Worcester, 
acknowledges that he owes to Nicholas de O.Konia, parson of the church of 
Thymelby, 40 marks; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels and ecclesiastical goods in co. Wilts. 

John le Mareschal of Bovyndon, knight, acknowledges that he owes to 
Roger Michel of Cliarleton Caumvill, 50 marks; to be levied, in default of 
payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Somerset. 

Roger Lestraunge of Knokyn acknowledges that he owes to Henry de 
Spaldyngton, clerk, 22 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his 
lands and chattels in co. Cambridge. 

Cancelled on payment. 

Richard de Hale, parson of the church of Chyeu, acknowledges that he 
owes to Master Adam de Burle 10/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of 
his lands and chattels in co. Somerset. 

Thomas de Kersbroke, parson of the church of Little Laufare, diocese of 
London, and John do Wrotham, citizen of London, acknowledge that they 
owe to John de Manoyrs of Florence 70 marks ; to be levied, in default of 
payment, of their lands and chattels in the city of London. 



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Thomas de Multon of Franktoii, knight, acknowledges that he owes to 
Richard Tochet 50 marks; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lauds 
and chattels in co. Lincoln. 

John de Shothisham and William de Shotisham, parson of the church of 
Retherfeld, acknowledge that they owe to Henry de Cobham, knight, 
WQs. 8d. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of their lands and chattels in 
CO. Norfolk. 

Richard Tonchet acknowledges that he owes to Thomas de Multon of 
Fraunkton 50 murks; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in co. Essex. 

The said Richard acknowledges that he owes to the said Thomas 1,000/. ; 
to be levied as above. 

Enrolment of release by Edmund de Pynkeney son of Robert de 
Pynkeneye, knight, to Master Gilbert de Middelton, archdeacon of North- 
ampton, of his right in all the lauds that Uilbert has of the gift of Master 
John de Tyngewyk, son and heir of John de Tyngewyk, within and without 
the town of Wappenham, together with the advowson of the church of that 
town, as is contained in the charter of feoffment made between Gilbert and 
John and in the fine levied in the king's court. Witnesses : Sir William 
Trussel, Sir Simon de Drayton, Sir Robert de Uaventre, Sir John de Lidle, 
Sir Thomas Wake of Bliseworth, Sir Thomas de Buketcn, knights ; John 
de Lyouus, \\ illiara de Sancto Johanne, Peter son of Wnrin, Robert de 
Wauney. Dated at Loudon, on Saturday before the Purineation, 1326[-7]. 

Memorandum, that Edmund came into chancery at Westminster, on the 
said day, and acknowledged the aforesaid deed. 

Jan. 3L Conslantine de Mortuo Mari, knight, and Alexander de Walecote 

■\Vestminstcr. acknowledge that they owe to Robert Milys, clerk, ICO/.; to be levied, in 
default of payment, of their lands and chattels in co. Norfolk. 

Nicholas GefFard of Lanhou and Gervase de Bray acknowledge that they 
owe to John Say, citizen of London, 9/. 6*. 8</. ; to be levied, in default of 
payment, of their lands and chattels in co. Cornwall. 

John son of Stephen de Preston acknowledges that he owes to Osbert 
le {sic) Bray of Lomlon 10/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his 
lands and chattels in the city of London. 

Feb. 3. John le Chaumberleyn and Adam de Heneden of Great Gatesdene 

Westmiuster. acknowledge that they owe to Alan de Cherleton 20/. ; to be levied, in 
default of payment, of their lands and chattels in co. Hertford. 

Enrolment of grant by John son of John de Metliam, knight (militis), 
to Sir William de Ousthorp, clerk, of all his lands, rents, etc., in the town of 
Witnesses : Sir Roger Day vill and Sir Peter de Salso Marisco, 
John de Caynel, iSicholas de Portyngton, Peter de la Haye, 
Thomas de Cave of Hithe, John de Grenayk, William de Bellasise, William 
de Warewyk. Dated at London, 2 February 1326[-7]. 

Enrolment of release by the said John son of .John to the said William 
of his right in the aforesaid lands, rents, etc. Witnesses, as above. Dated 
at Estringlon {sic), 20 February 1326 [-7]. 

31emorandum, that .John came into chancery at London in the lodging 
of J. bishop of Ely, the chancellor, on the said day, and acknowledged the 
preceding charter and deed. 

Feb, 3. Edmund le Botiller acknowledges that he owes to Master Thomas de 

Westmiuster. Plymstoke, clerk, 10/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels iw co. Somerset. 

Cancelled on payment. 



Estringion 
knights 



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1327. Membrane 28f? — cont. 

The said Edmund acknowledges that be owes to John de Bruggewater 
4/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of bis lauds and chattels in 
CO. Somerset. 

Roger Chartres of WoUe acknowledges that he owes to Petronilla de 
Cressebrok 8/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of liis lands and chattels 
in CO. Huntingdon. 

Cancelled on payment. 

John le Boteller of Upton acknowledges that he owes to John de Sutton, 
knight, 25 marks ; to be levied, in default of jjayment, of bis lands and 
chattels in co. Huntingdon. 

Cancelled on payment. 

The said John acknowledges that he owes to John de Sutton, knight, 
100 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lauds and chattels in 
CO. Huntingdon. 

Robert son of John de Wyleby, knight, acknowledges that he owes to 
William de Harewedon, clerk, 10/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of 
his lands and chattels in co. Northampton. 

Cancelled on payment. 

John de Moresdeu of Canterbury acknowledges that he owes to John 
Malemeyns of Waldwarshare 20 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, 
of his lands and chattels in co. Kent. 

Thomas Cok of Abyndon, merchant, acknowledges that he owes to John 
Godhyne of Marlebergh, merchant, 40/. ; to be levied, in default of pay- 
ment, of his lands and chattels in co. Berks. 

Nicholas Dauney and Thomas de Marlebergh, kuights, acknowledge that 
they owe to Michael Miniot, citizen and vintner of London, and to Joiin de 
Burgh, clerk, 20/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of their landa and 
chattels in co. Devon. 

Richard de Hywysh, knight, and Nicholas GifTard acknowledge that they 
owe to John Say, citizen of London, 9/. G*. 8<f. ; to be levied, iu default of 
payment, of their lands and chattels in co. Cornwall. 

John le Wodeward of Dounestowe acknowledges that he owes to John 
Lynot of Dadyngton 100s. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands 
and chattels iu co. Oxford. 

Thomas son of Thomas Taillard of Ambrisham acknowledges that he 
owes to AVilliam la Zousche of Assheby 100^. ; to be levied, in default of 
payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Sussex. 

John Gasclyve of Suthyevele acknowledges that he owes to John 
Gavelok of Baldok 20/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands 
and chattels in co. Bedford. 

Feb. 4. Thomas de Say acknowledges that he owes to Roger Collyng 1,000/. ; to 

"VVestininster. be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Surrey. 

William de ShareshuU and Richard Hauard acknowledge that thev owe 
to Roger Collyng 50 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of their 
lands and chattels in co. Oxford. 

Thomas de la Lee and Richard de la Lee acknowledge that they owe to 
Henry Darcy, citizen of London, 8/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, 
of their lands and chattels in co. Essex. 

Philip de Walecote acknowledges that he owes to Adam Brabazoun of 
London, ' fyslimongore,' 10/.; to be levied, in default of payment, of his 
lauds and chattels in co. Middlesex. 



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CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



-iq27 Membrane 27 d. 

Feb. 5. Robert Conestable of Flaynburgh acknowledges that be owes to GeoflTrey 

Westminster, le Scrop, knight, 100 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of bia 
lands and chattels in co. York. — The chancellor received the acknowledg- 
ment. 

John de Frethensted acknoAvledges that he owes to Simon de Semer, 
clerk, 20 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lauds and 
chattels in co. Kent. 

The prior of Chikesond acknowledges that he owes to Matilda le Straunge 
35/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in 
CO. Bedford. 

Robert de Neuburgh, knight, acknowledges that he owes to Hugh 
Sampson of Southampton 16/.; to be levied, in default of payment, of 
his lands and chattels in co. Dorset. 

John de Tamworth acknowledges that he owes to Richard de Donygton, 
the younger, 40 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in co. Stafford. 

Nicholas de Tunstalle acknowledges that he owes to Edmund de 
Reynham, fishmonger { pessoner) of London, 60/. ; to be levied, in default 
of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Surrey. 

Matthew de Clyvedon acknowledges that he owes to Philip de Colnm- 
bariis 60/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in 
CO. Somerset. 

Isabella de Clare, late the wife of Maurice de Berkele, acknowledges that 
she owes to Richard de Wiliamescot 80/. ; to be levied, in default of pay- 
ment, of her lands and chattels in co. Oxford. 

Cancelled on payment. 

The prior of Lewes acknowledges that he owes to Roger de Whatecroft, 
clerk, 26 marks; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in co. Noi'folk. 

Feb. 6. Henry de Bello Monte and Isabella his sister acknowledge that they owe 

Westminster, to Henry, earl of Lancaster, 3,000/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of 
their lands and chattels in co. Lincoln. 

The said Henry and Isabella acknowledge that they owe to the said earl 
4,000/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of their lands and chattels in 
CO. Leicester. 

The said Henry and Isabella acknowledge that they owe to the earl 
5,000/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of their lands and chattels in 
CO. Lincoln. 

The said Henry and Isabella acknowledge that they owe to the earl 
2,000/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of their lands and chattels in 
CO. Leicester. 

Henry, earl of Lancaster and Leicester, acknowledges that he owes to 
the said Henry and Isabella 3,000/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of 
his lands and chattels in co. Leicester. 

Robert de Kelm acknowledges that he owes to John son of Thomas de 
Swynford 100 marks; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in co. Nottingham. 

Cancelled on payment. 
The said Robert acknowledges that he owes to the said John 40 marks ; 
to be levied as above. 

Cancelled on payment. 



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2327. Membrane 21 d — cont. 

The said Robert acknowledges that he owes to the said Jolin 20/. ; to be 
levied as above. 

Cancelled on payment. 

Stephen son of Herbert de Marisco acknowledges that he owes to Philip 
de Columbariis 200/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in co. Somerset. 

Master John de Clipston, parson of the church of Maidewell, diocese of 
Lincoln, and Nicholas his brother acknowledge that they owe to John de 
Pulteney, draper of London, 60Z. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of 
their lands and chattels in co. Northampton, 

Cancelled on payment. 

Gilbert de Toutheby acknowledges that he owes to Robert de Silkeston 
40/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in 
CO. Lincoln. 

Cancelled on payment. 

Tliomas de Tochewyk acknowledges that he owes to John de Stretle, 
knight, 10/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lauds and chattels 
in CO. Buckingham. 

Serlo Wyse of Groston acknowledges that he owes to Jolin Saye, citizen 
of London, 20/.; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels 
in CO. Cornwall. , 

Richard de Stretlee of Redinges acknowledges that he owes to John le 
Lem of Compton 8/. lO*. Od. ; to be levied, in default of payment, ot his 
lands and ciiattels in co. Rerks. 

Enrolment of release by John son of Nicholas Durdent of Fisnherwyk to 
Roger son of William Hillary of his right in the manor of Fyssherwyk. 
Witnesses : Sir John de Swynnerton ; Sir Henry de Bisshebury ; Sir 
Stephen le Brount ; John de Bermyngham, clerk ; John de Tameworth. 
Dated at Westminster, on Friday after the Purification, 1 Edward III. 

Memorandum, that John came into chancery at Westminster, on the said 
day, and acknowledged the above deed. 

Feb. 7. Henry de Gorton acknowledges that he owes to Ed. Fychet 60s. ; to be 

Westminster, levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Dorset. 

The said Henry acknowledges that he owes to John Fychet, 10/. ; to be 
levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Dorset. 

Philip son of Philip de Nevill, knight, William son of William de 
Erghum, and Thomas his brother acknowledge that they owe to Philip de 
Nevill of Scotton, the elder, knight, 1,000/.; to be levie<l, in default of 
payment, of their lands and chattels in co. Lincoln. 

Thomas son of Walter de Hodingg' acknowledges that he owes to William 
Lyoun 50/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in 
CO. Essex. 

Geoffrey, prior of Lenton, acknowledges that he owes to Walter 
Waldeshef 15/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in co. Derby. 

Cancelled on payment., acknowledged by Michael de Watli, Walter's 
attorney. 

Thomas de Stodele acknowledges that he owes to Simon de Beltoft 
100/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in 
CO. Bedford. 

Cancelled on payment. 



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^327. Membrane 27 d — cont. 

Walter fuitz Humphrey, knight, acknowledges that he owes to Roger 
Normaund 20/.; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels 
in CO. Essex. 

Richard Fauvel of Walcote acknowledges that he owes to Robert de Veer 
of Sudburgh IOO5. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in co. Northampton. 

Richard de Sutton acknowledges that he owes to Hugh Sampson of 
of Southampton 100/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in co. York. 

Thomas de Colevill puts in his place Thomas de Knaresburgh and David 
de WoUovre to prosecute the recognisance for 1,000/. made to him in 
chancery by Joan daughter of John de Wanton. 

Robert de Haustede, knight, acknowledges that he owes to John 
Beaumond, knight, 13/. 6s. 8d. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his 
lands and chattels in co. Southampton. 

Feb. 8. Robert de Redmar acknowledges that he owes to Michael Miniot, citizen 

Westminster, and vintner of London, and Gilbert de Kelshull, clerk, 48/. ; to be levied, 
in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Lincoln. 

Feb. 19. John de Seyncler, the elder, acknowledges that he owes to William 

Westminster. Trussel of Flore 30/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in co. Southampton. 

Henry de Uphaven acknowledges that he owes to Henry le Palmere, 
citizen of London, 20 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his 
lands and chattels in co. Wilts. 

Hugh Bossard, knight, acknowledges that he owes to John de Mepertes- 
hale 20/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in 
CO. Bedford. 

The said Hugh and John acknowledge that they owe to John de Maneriis 
of Florence, merchant, 20/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of their 
lands and chattels in co. Bedford. 

John son of Robert Crochard acknowledges that he owes to John Saye, 
citizen of London, 4/. 135. 4(/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his 
lands and chattels in co. Cornwall. 

Ralph Bloyou, knight, and Stephen de Trewynt acknowledge that they 
owe to John Say, citizen of London, 20/. ; to be levied, in default of pay- 
ment, of their lands and chattels in co. Cornwall. 

Feb. 13. Philip de Columbariis acknowledges that he owes to Peter de Esse, John 

Westminster, de Baunfeld, and John de Cotes 40 marks; to be levied, in default of pay- 
ment, of his lands and chattels in co. Somerset. 

Nicholas Bolevyll acknowledges that he owes to tlie said Peter, John, 
and John 40 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in co. Somerset. 



Membrane 2Q,d. 

Enrolment of grant by John de Stratton, rector of the church of 
Kynefare, diocese of Coventry and Lichfield, to John de Madeleye, clerk, 
for his laudable service, of a yearly pension of 5 marks for life, to be paid in 
the church of Wulverdeleye, diocese of Worcester, payment whereof the 



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donor charges upon his goods, and he has sworn upon the gospels to observe 
this grant. As the donor's seal is unknown to many people, he has pro- 
cured the apposition of" the seal of John, bishop ot" Vv inchester, to this grant. 
Dated at Suthwerk, 5 Id. Feb., 1326[-7]. 

Memorandum, that the donor came into chancery at Westminster, on the 
said day, and acknowledged the above deed. 

Enrolment of grant by Thomas de Farendon to Sarah, late the wife of 
Robert de Farendon, of 18 marks of yearly rent for her life, for all the 
dower falling to her of Robert's free tenement in co. Dorset, to be received 
from the donor's lands in Farendon, Childacforde, Wynterburn, Wythurch, 
and Brideport. Witnesses : John de Gouyz ; Robert Clerbek ; William de 
Ferret ; John Musket ; John Baret ; William de Estok ; John de 
Alvyngton. Dated at Westminster, on Monday after the Purification, 
1 Edward III. 

Memorandum, that Thomas came into chancery at Westminster, on the 
said day, and acknowledged the above deed. 

Feb. 10. Robert de Watevill, knight, acknowledges that he owes to John de 

Westmin.ster. Pulteneye, citizen of London, 120/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of 
his lands and chattels in co. Kent. 

Simon de Fnrneux acknowledges that he owes to Thomas de Andredeseye 
40/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in 
CO. Somerset. 

Cancelled on payment. 

Ranulph de Dacre acknowledges that he owes to Anthony de Lucy 80/. ; 
to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Cum- 
berland. 

Cancelled on payment. 

John Pecche acknowledges that he owes to Roger de Forsham, citizen 
and mercer of London, 11/. 2*. Or/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of 
his lands and chattels in co. Warwick. 

John de Hardeshull, knight, acknowledges that he owes to Walter 
Waldeshef 40/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in co. Lincoln. 

Cancelled on payment. 

Thomas de Langeleye acknowledges that he owes to Thomas West 
100 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in 
CO. Oxford. 

Stephen de Mareys acknowledges that he owes to Edmund le Botiller 
100/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels iu 
CO. Somerset. 

Thoraa.s West, knight, acknowledges that he owes to Thomas de Gisors, 
Matthew le Paumer, and Gratian his brother, 40/.; to be levied, in default of 
of payment, of his lands and chattels in the city of London. 

Cancelled on payment. 

Edmund le Botiller acknowledges that he owes to Stephen de Mareys 
50/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of bis lands and chattels iu co. 
Somerset. 

• Thomas West puts in his place Simon de Wyly to prosecute the execution 

of a recognisance for 80/. made to him in chancery by Peter de Skydemorc. 



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2327. Membrane 2Qd — cont. 

James Prigge of Boklonde acknowledges that he owes to Richard de 
Wygoniia, parson of the church of Brecham, and John de Eston, parson of 
the church of Cherlewode, 10 marks; to be levied, in default of payment, 
of his lands and chattels in co. Devon. 

Eeb. 11. Robert de Bikkomore acknowledges that he owes to Margaret, late the 

Westminster, wife of William de Bereford, and to Edmund de Bereford 30/. ; to be levied, 
in default of payment, of his lauds and chattels in co, Bedford. 

John le Warener, the eldsr, acknowledges that he owes to John de Ilketon 
40/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. 
York. 

Bogo de Knovill acknowledges that he owes to John Coton, citizen of 
London, 10/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels 
in CO. Gloucester. 

Cancelled on payment. 

Thomas Conan acknowledges that he owes to Edmund son of Clement de 
Dunclent 20/.; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels 
in CO. Worcester. 

John de Ikketon acknowledges that he owes to John le Warener, the 
elder, 40/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in 
CO. York. 

Gilbert de Ochangere acknowledges that he owes to Richard de Ryvers 
and Hildebrond de Loudon 400/.; to be levied, in default of payment, of iiis 
lands and chattels in co. Berks. 

Roger le Straunge of Knokyn, knight, acknowledges that he owes to 
Henry de Spaldington, clerk, 20/.; to be levied, in default of payment, of 
his lands and chattels in co. Cambridge. 

Cancelled on payment. 

Edumnd de Nevill and Richard de Hoghton acknowledge that they owe 
to Anthony de Lucy 20/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of their lands 
and chattels in co. Lancaster. 

Matthew de Bassingburn acknowledges that he owes to Richard de Hole- 
bvok 40/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in 
CO. Cambridge. 

Enrolment of deed of Aymeri de Triwe acknowledging receipt from John, 
abbot of Hayles, and from the convent of 100/. sterling, wherein they were 
charged to Hugh le Despenser, the son of Hugh le Despenser, late earl of 
Wyncestre; which sum Aymeri has of the gift, of the king, by whom it is 
claimed as forfeited. Dated at Westminster, 13 February, 1 Edward III. 
French. 

Memorandum, that Aymeri came into chancery at Westminster, on the 
said day, and acknowledged the above deed. 

Feb. 13. John de Boylande, knight, acknowledges that he owes to Master Henry 

Westminster, de Clyf, clerk, 22s. 4rf. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in co. Norfolk. 

John Blank {}) acknowledges that he owes to Gerard de Alepath 
20 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in 
CO. Southampton. 

Cancelled on payment. 

Ralph (?) de Blida, 'sadeler,' and William de Pontefracto, citizens of 
London, acknowledge that they owe to Adam de Excesire de Burgoyn, 
citizen and vintner of London, 100/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, 
of their lands and chattels in co. Middlesex. 

Cancelled on jyayment. 



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1327. Membrane 26c? — cont. 

Feb. 14. Ralph de Chiselden acknowledges that he owes to Henry Darcy, draper 

Westminster, of London, 14/. Qs. Sd. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands 
and chattels in co. Wilts. 

Walter de Hungerford acknowledges that he owes to Adam son of John 
and Thomas Segyn 40/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lauds 
and chattels in co. Wilts. 

Cancelled on payment. 

William Mese (?) of Falkeneye acknowledges that he owes to Robert Roten- 
hering of Kyngeston-on-HuU 39/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of 
his lands and chattels in co. York. 

Henry (?) son of Henry Pynkeneye acknowledges that he owes to Theobald 
Russel 200/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels 
in CO. Buckingham. 

Nicholas (?) de Clare acknowledges that he owes to Richard de Williames- 
cote 20/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in 
CO. Lincoln. 

.... de Hoton, vicar of the church of Westmarkham, acknowledges that 
he owes to Robert de Alkbarewe 10/.; to be levied, in default of payment, 
of his lands and chattels in co. Nottingham. 

Nicholas de Grey acknowledges that he owes to John de Nunnes, draper 
of London, 17/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels 
in CO. Oxford. 

Thomas de Knokyn, dean of the church of St. Mary Magdalene, Bruge- 
north, acknowledges that he owes to Henry de Busshebury and Clement de 
Wolveruehampton, clerk, 100/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his 
lands and chattels in co. Salop. 

March 13. To the abbot and convent of Coggeshale. Order to send to the chancery 
Westminster, witliout delay a strong horse non euitum for carrying the rolls of chancery, 
so that it be there by the Annunciation, to be delivered to Master Henry 
de Clif, keeper of the aforesaid rolls. 



Feb. 20. 

Westminster. 



Membrane 25d. 

Enrolment of release by Nicholas de la Beche to Robert de Echyngham 
of his right in the manors of Bedyngham, Peghcden, and Mundefeld, co. 
Su.ssex. Dated at London, on Thursday after St. Valentine, 1 Edward III. 
Witnesses: Sir William de la Sousche; Sir Roger de Swynerton; Sir Robert 
de Kendale ; Sir William Trussel; Sir Roger de Bavent ; Sir Edward de 
Sancto Johanna; Sir William de Cheny. 

Enrolment of release by the said Nicholas to the said Robert of the debts 
due to him from Sir William de Echyngham by recognisance in chancery or 
otherwise. Date and witnesses as above. 

Memorandum, thai Nicholas came into chancery at Westminster, on the 
said day and year, and acknowledged the above deeds. 

Ralph Taillard of Hameldon acknowledges that he owes to Master Edmund 
de London, clerk, 6/. 8«. 2d.; to be levied, in default of payment, of his 
lauds and chattels in co. Rutland. 

John de la Marc of Gynge Joyberd Laundri acknowledges that he owes 
to Ralph de Cantebrigg, fripperer (phelippario) of London, 20/. ; to be 
levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Essex. 



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1327. 



Membrane 2od — cont. 

Roger de Nouwers, knight, acknowledges that he owes to J. bishop of 
Ely 12 marks 75. Od. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in co. Oxford. 

Cancelled on payment. 

Hugh de la Hull acknowledges that he owes to Walter de Salopia, clerk, 
10/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. 
Salop. 

Reginald de Pavely, knight, acknowledges that he owes to William 
Flambard of co. Essex 16/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands 
and chattels in co. Berks. 

John son of Reginald de Elmynton acknowleilges that he owes to 
Reginald de Pavely, knight, 16Z. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his 
lands and chattels in co. Berks. 

Robert de Echingham, knight, acknowlerlges that he owes to Nicholas 
de la Beche, knight, 700 marks; to be levied, in default of payment, of his 
lands and chattels in co. Sussex. 

Cancelled on payment. 

Thomas, abbot of Bruern, acknowledges, for himself and convent, that he 
owes to Roger de Nowers, knight, 100/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, 
of his lands and chattels in co. Oxford. 

Cancelled on payment. 

John de Orreton, knight, acknowledges that he owes to Thomas de Burgh, 
clerk, 10 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in co, Cumberland. 

William de Bohun acknowledges that he owes to John son of Nicholas 
Walewayn, knight, 40 marks; to be levied, in default of payment, of his 
lands and chattels in co. Surrey. 

Master William atte See, prebendary of Ferles in the church of Chichester, 
acknowledges that he owes to Michael de Wath, Thomas de Scarle, and 
William de Ltingeton, clerks, 200/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of 
his lands and chattels in co. Sussex. 

Cancelled on payment. 

Feb. 24. Richard de Grey of Codenovere acknowledges that he owes to William 

Westminster. Dosyon, vintner of London, 56/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his 
lands and chattels in co. Essex. — The chancellor received the acknow- 
ledgment. 

Burga, late the wife of William de Vallibus, lord of Kesewyk, acknow- 
ledges tliat she owes to John de Pulteneye, citizen of London, 40 marks ; to 
be levied, in default of payment, of her lauds and chattels in co. Norfolk. 

John de Haukedon son of Stephen de Haukedon, acknowledges that he 
owes to William de Slansfeld, parson of the church of St. Steplien, London, 
on Walebrok, 40/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in co. Suffolk. 

William de Alta Ripa of Holebek acknowledges that he owes to Robert 
de Silkeston 100.9. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in co. York. 

Thomas de London, parson of the church of Gilbalton, diocese of 
Winchester, and Walter de Harpham, parson of the church of Muchelmersch, 



Feb. 21. 

Westmiuster. 



Feb. 22. 
Westminster. 



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1327. Membrane 25d — cont. 

in the same diocese, acknowledge that they owe to Biudus de Bandinell, 
parson of the church of Havonte, 12/.; to be levied, in default of payment, 
of their lands, chattels, and ecclesiastical goods in co. Southampton. 

Cancelled on payment. 

Stephen son of John le Mire acknowledges that he owes to Edmund 
Lambyn 100*. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels 
in CO. Kent. 

John de Wroxghale (sic), knight, acknowledges that he owes to Thomas 
de Bathonia, parson of the church of Holy Trinity, Colchester, 10/. ; to 
be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Wilts. 

Nicholas Torevill, knight, acknowledges that he owes to Ralph atte Strete 
of Wendovere 20 marks; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands 
and chattels in co. Buckingham. 

Cancelled on payment. 

William de Upton of WoUeford acknowledges that he owes to Reginald 
de Pavely, knight, 30/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands 
and chattels in co. Surrey. 

John le Heyinonger of London acknowledges that he owes to Thomas 
de Heyrayngford, clerk, 50s. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his 
lands and chattels in the city of London. 

Richard Godsahn acknowledges that he owes to Walter Neel, citizen of 
London, 80/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels 
in CO. Essex. 

Cancelled on payment, 

John son of John de Lacy acknowledges that be owes to Andrew de 
Medestede 100/.; to be levied, ir. default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in co. Sussex. 

Reginald de Pavely, knight, and Walter le Kok of Hurlee acknowledge 
that they owe to Walter Neel of London, ' blader,' 500/ ; to be levied, in 
default of payment, of their lands and chattels in co. Wilts. 

Cancelled on payment. 

Feb. 26. Robert son of William de Hanewode acknowledges that he owes to 

Westminster. Richard son of Reginald de Hanewode 100/. ; to be levied, in default of 
payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Worcester. 

Adam atte Forde of Fukkebury acknowledges that he owes to the said 
Richard 40/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels 
in CO. Worcester. 

John son of Robert Chaumberleyn of Drax acknowledges that he owes 
to William, bishop of Norwich, 40 marks 6.s. %d. ; to be levied, in default of 
payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Lincoln. 

William de Appelby and John de Melbourn acknowledge that they owe 
to Henry Prodomme, citizen of London, 30/. ; to be levied, in default of 
payment, of their lands and chattels in co. Leicester. 

Cancelled on payment. 

Richard de Cerziaux acknowledges that he owes to Edmund de Wyk and 
John Billoun 8/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in co. Cornwall. 

John de Sutton, knight, acknowledges that he owes to .Tohn de Coton, 
citizen and skinner of London, 60/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of 
his lands and chattels in co. Northampton. 

Cancelled on poymenti 

86079. 



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1327. Membrane 25d — cont. 

Feb. 28. John de Say of Mertok acknowledges that he owes to William de Fau- 

AVestminster. cotnberge 1,000 marks; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in co. Salop. 

Thomas de Oyly acknowledges that he owes to Richard de Perers 50/. ; 
to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Stafford. 

Cancelled on payment. 

Memorandum, that in the king's parliament at "Westminster on the 
morrow of the Epiphany, in the first year of his reign, it was agreed by 
him and all the parliament that all fines, obligations, ransoms, and recog- 
nisances made by those who were of the quarrel of Thomas, late earl of 
Lancaster, in order to save their lives or to have their lands again, by 
reason of the persecution of Hugh le Despenser, the elder, and Hugh le 
Despenser, the younger, shall be annulled and cancelled in the chancery and 
in the exchequer and in other places (placets) of the king, in accordance 
with the form of the said agreement enrolled on the dorse of the [letters] 
close for the said year, because the quarrel was adjudged good and just in 
the same parliament. 

Vacated, because on the Fine roll. 

Memorandum, that on Wednesday after the Conversion of St. Paul, to 
wit 28th January, the king, in his palace at Westminster, in an inner 
chamber of his, delivered his great seal to Sir John, bishop of Ely, for 
custody, to do therewith what pertained to the office of the chancery ; and 
the bishop received the seal, and caused it to be carried with him to his 
house in a bag under his seal ; and he took oath to execute the office faith- 
fully in the presence of the king. Queen Isabella, Henry, earl of Lancaster, 
Roger de Mortuo Mari, Henry de Bello Monte, and others there present; 
and on the morrow, after two flowers of the arms of France had been en- 
graved on the lower part of the seal, he caused writs to be sealed therewith. 
\_F(cdera.~\ 

March 2. Laurence Turney, parson of the church of Deen, diocese of Lincoln, 

Westminster, acknowledges that he owes to Reginald de Evesham, clerk, 40 marks ; to 
be levied, in default of payment, of his lands, chattels, and ecclesiastical 
goods in cos. Leicester and Northampton. 

John de Sutton, knight, acknowledges that he owes to Nicholas de 
Hugate, clerk, 20/.; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in co. Chester. 

Cancelled on payment. 

Michael de Trenewyth and Philip de Lostwithiel, clerk, acknowledge 
that they owe to John de Chaucombe, knight, 20/. ; to be levied, in default 
of payment, of their lauds and chattels in co. Cornwall. 

Cancelled on payment. 

Geoffrey de Royston acknowledges that he owes to William Trussel 
100/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. 
Leicester. 

Cancelled on payment. 

Nicholas de Odecombe acknowledges that he owes to the said William 
100/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. 
Leicester. 



Feb. 27, 
"Westminster. 



Membrane 24c?. 

The abbot of Peterborough puts in his place William de Lund and 
Robert de Ravenesfeld to prosecute the execution of a recognisance for 20/. 
made to him in chancery by Ralph Basset of Weldon. 



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99 



1327. Membrane 24d — cont. 

March 2. Ricliard Talbot, knight, acknowledges that he owes to Adam de Salesbury 

Westminster, of London 100 marks; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in co. Hertford. 

Enrolment of release by Robert de Kent to John de Alneton, clerk, of 
his right in all the lands, rents, etc., etc., formerly owned by John de Kent, 
his father, in the towns of Rethirfeld Pipard, Shiplake, and Lachebrok. 
Witnesses: John de Peyto; Richard le Cans, Robert de Vaal, John de 
Breiles of Dycheford, Richard de Bybury of Chiriton, John le Waite, Ralph 
le Clerk of Warwick. Dated at Great Compton, on Wednesday after 
Michaelmas, 15 Edward II. 

Memorandum, that Robert came into chancery at Westminster, on 
2 March, and acknowledged the above deed. 

March 3. Hugh de Longedon, William de Banham, and Robert de Berndon acknow- 

Westminster. ledge that they owe to William Trussel 100/.; to be levied, in default of 
payment, of their lands and chattels in co. Lincoln. 

John de Acton, lord of Ireneacton, acknowledges that he owes to Otto 
de Botringan 80 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands 
and chattels in co. Somerset. 

Cancelled on payment. 

Peter de Malo Lacu, lord of Molegryve, acknowledges that he owes to 
John de Roos, knight, 1,000 marks; to be levied, in default of payment, of 
his lands and chattels in co. York. — The chancellor received the acknow- 
ledgment. 

John le Mareschal acknowledges that he owes to Robert de Castevene, 
citizen of London, 40^.; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands 
and chattels in co. Southampton. 

Thomas de Burgh, clerk, acknowledges that he owes to Ranulfdi de Benton 
20/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. 
Cumberland. 

Cancelled on payment, acknowledged by Thomas de Benton, one of the 
executors of RanulpKs will. 

John de Wridewell acknowledges that he owes to Henry le Palmere of 
London, ' vinetcr,' 40/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands 
and chattels in co. Suffolk. 

March 9. Roger LTghtred acknowledges that he owes to Master Henry de Clyf 

Westminster. 435. ^d, ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in 
CO. York. 

Cancelled on payment. 

John Basset of Luffenham acknowledges tliat he owes to John de 
Maneri is, merchant of Florence, 10 marks ; to be levied, in default of pay- 
ment, of his lands and chattels in co. Rutland. 

Gerard de Insula, .knight, acknowledges that he owes to Thomas de 
Evesliam, clerk, 10 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands 
and chattels in co. Northampton. 

Thomas Roscelyn acknowledges that he owes to Jolm Mautravers, 
knight, 214 marks Gs. 4rf. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of iiis lands 
and chattels in co. Norfolk. 

Cancelled on payment, acknoivledgcd by John de Codyngton, the 
younger, the said John's attorney. 

G 2 



100 CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



2^327. Membrane 24d — cont. 

William de Hattone of Stratford acknowledges that he owes to Denys 
Gauter of Pembrok 5 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his 
lands and chattels in co. Warwick. 

Richard atten Oklond acknowledges that he owes to William de Horwode, 
the elder, 40/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lauds and chattels 
iu CO. Southampton. 

Cancelled on payment. 

March 10. To the sheriff of Worcester. Order to cause regard to bo made in the 
Westminster, forest of Fekenham, in that county, before the coming of the justices of the 
Forest, so that it be made before the Assumption. 

l^Cnpitida^ 

Memorandum, that on Sunday after the Conversion of St. Paul, 1326[-7], 
dominical letter D, Sir Edward, son of King Edward, the third after the 
Coaqueror, was crowned king and anointed, in the first year of his reign, in 
St. Peter's church, Westminster, before the great altar, by the hands of 
W. archbishop of Canterbury, there being then present J. bishop of Ely, 
the chancellor, A. bishop of Hereford, the treasurer, J. bishop of Win- 
chester, J. bishop of Chichester, T. bishop of Worcester, L. bishop of 
Durham, H. bishop of Lincoln, J. bishop of Llandaff, and W. bishop of 
Norwich, Thomas, earl of Norfolk and marshal of England, Edmund, earl 
of Kent, Henry, earl of Lancaster, John, earl of Surrey and Sussex, John 
de Bonn, earl of Hereford and Essex, John de Hanaud, Roger de Mortuo 
Mari, Henry de Bello Monte, and other magnates of the realm. And the 
king's words on his coronation were as follows under oath : 

* Sire, will you grant and keep and by your oath confirm to the people 
of England the laws and the customs granted to them by the ancient kings 
of England, your rightful predecessors devout to God, and especially the 
laws, customs, and franchises granted to the clergy and the people by the 
glorious king Saint Edward, your predecessor ? ' — Answer : ' I grant and 
promise them.' 

' Sire, will you observe to God and Holy Church and to the clergy and 
people peace and accord in God entirely, according to your power ? ' — 
Answer : ' I will observe them.' 

'Sire, will you cause to be done in all your judgments equal and right 
justice and discretion in mercy and truth, to your power?' — Answer: 'I 
will do so.' 

'Sire, will you grant to hold and keep the rightful laws and customs that 
the commonalty of your realm shall choose, and will you defend them 
and strengthen them, to the honour of God, to your power r ' — Answer : ' I 
grant and promise these.' French, 
\^F(edera.'\ 



Membrane 23d. 

Feb. 4. William de Herlaston, parson of the church of Navenby, acknowledges 

VVe.stminster, that he owes to Roger son of Roger de Swynnerton 20 marks ; to be levied, 
in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Lincoln. 

Cancelled on payment. 

March 5. Robert de Hembury acknowledges that he owes to William Trussel, 
Westminster, knight, 100/.; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels 
in CO. Kent. 

Humphrey Waco and Hugh de Wake acknowledge that they owe (o the 
said William 100/.; to be levied, in default of payment, of their lauds and 
chattels in co. Wilts, 



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1327. Membrane 23d — cont. 

William de K.iynton and Richard de Veiiables acknowledge that they owe 
to the said William 100/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of their lands 
und chattels in co. Middlesex. 

Ralph son of Robert de la More acknowledges that he owes to Robert de 
Saxton 100*. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels 
in CO. York. 

John Underwode of Great Leyghes acknowledges that he owes to John 
de Kynebell 15/.; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in co. Essex. 

' John de Lynham puts in his place David de Wollovre and Roger Basset 

to challenge an inquisition made by the king's writ of diem clnusit extremum 

concerning the death of Francis de Aldham. 

Be it remembered, that on 3 February, in the first year of the reign of 
King Edward, son of King Edward, son of King Edward, son of King Henry, 
certain petitions were shewn in the parliament then held at Westminster, 
by the knights and the commune of the quarrel of the earl of Lancaster, in 
the form following: 'To our lord the king, etc., pray the knights and the 
commune unjustly disinherited, imprisoned, robbed, banished, and exiled, who 
were of the quarrel of the noble earl of Lancaster, that they may be restored 
to their lands with the issues since the time when they were unjustly seized.' 
To which petition it was answered, by the common assent of all the par- 
liament, that all the lands and tenements, as well in Ireland and Wales as 
in England, that were seized by reason of the quarrel of the earl of 
Lancaster, which has been affirmed good by all the parliament, shall be 
restored with all the issues and arrears of ferms for which the king has not 
been satisfied {servi). 

Also the knights and the commune aforesaid pray tliat they may have 
recovery of their goods and chattels whereof they were despoiled and 
robbed wrongly, with all the wastes and damages that they liave received 
in their said lands by the keepers. To which answer was made by the 
common assent of all the parliament that all their goods that can be found 
to be in the king's hands shall be restored, and they shall have recovery of 
their other goods taken by others against the takers. As to the wastes and 
destructions made by the keepers or fermors, they shall have their recovery 
against the keepers or fermors. 

Also the said knights and commune pray that it may please tlie king to 
revoke, reverse, and annul all manner of outlav/ries, banishments, fines of 
lands, ransoms, recognisances, obligations, penalties, sales of land and gifts 
made by force or by duress {durte) to Hugh le Despenser, the father, or to 
Hugh le Despenser, the son, after their exile, to Edmund, earl of Arundel, 
to Robert de Baldok, to Walter de Stapelton, late bishop of Exeter, or to 
any other who may be found to be of their adherence. To which answer 
was made by the common assent of all the parliament that the outlawries 
and banishments made by reason of the quarrel shall be reversed and 
annulled, and that the arrears of ransoms shall be annulled. As to fines for 
trespasses, obligations, recognisances, penalties, and ransoms by reason of 
the .said quarrel, those made in chancery shall be condemned, and they shall 
have writs to the exchequer and elsewhere to condemn them, whatever 
part thereof they may have paid (faitz). As to fines and sales of land and 
gifts made by force and duress, it is agreed and adjudged that fines, gifts, 
and recognisances of land made and levied after the exile to the persons 
named, etc., by force and duress shall be defeated, and that of this an article 
of the statute shall be made. 

Also the knights and the commune aforesaid pray that it may please the 
king and his council to ordain in this parliament by statute that none of 
those who cfifnc with him or his mother into his realm or who, came specially 



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1327. Membrane 2Sd — cont. 

for tlieir aid shall be impeachetl, aggrieved, molested, or damaged in any 
court for matter that was done for the pursuit of Hugh and Hugh, or of 
any of their adherents, traitdrs and enemies of tlie realm, from the day of 
their arrival until the day of his coronation. To which petition it was 
answered by the common assent of all the parliament that it shall be 
ordained by statute that none of ihose who lately came into the realm with 
tlie king or his mother, and none of those who dwelt in the realm and 
afterwards came in aid of the king and his mother, as is above said, shall 
be impeached, molested, or aggrieved in the court of the king or of any 
other for the taking of persons, castles, or chattels, death of men, or other 
matters done in the said pursuit from the day when the king and queen 
arrived until the coronation, as is above said ; provided nevertheless that 
malefactors who did trespasses or other evil deeds apart from the pursuit to 
the good men of the country may not cover themselves by this statute, but 
shall be i-espnnsible to the law. 

Also the kniglits and the said commune pray that those of the quarrel 
who esciiped from prison may have charters of pardon for their escape 
without giving anytliing therefor. To which petition it was answered 
and agreed by common assent, etc., that they shall have them without 
giving anything that pertnins to the king. 

Also, on the 1.3th day of the same month of February, it was agreed by 
common assent of all the parliament that the knights and all the others of 
the quarrel, etc., in pursuit of Sir Hugh le Despenser, the father, and the 
son, and the other evil councillors of the king and enemies of the land, shall 
be restored to their lands and tenements, as well those that they had in 
demesne as in reversions, franchises, fees, bailiwicks, offices, advowsons of 
churches, anJ all other things pertaining thereto in England, Wales, and 
Ireland that were taken into the king's hands by reason of the said quarrel, 
to whose hands soever the said lauds, tenements, and the other things may 
have come, as well infants under age as others, by feoffment or otherwise ; 
but it is not the council's intention that those who have sold, released, or 
quit-claimed their lands of their free will shall be restored by this agree- 
ment. 

It is also agreed that ladies and widows who have purchased lands and 
inheritances, and whose dowers were seized into the king's hands by reason 
of the said quarrel, shall be meanwhile restored to their lands, in the same 
manner as men of the quarrel aforesaid. 

It is also agieed that all those who have lands of the king's gift that 
were taken into the king's hands at another time by reason of the 
quaiTel aforesaid, shall answer for the issues of the said lands for the time 
that they have held them to those lo whom the lands belonged, in the same 
manner as if they had been keepers, especially as the king took no profit ; 
and it waste or destruction have been done in their time, they shall answer 
[therefor] in the same manner. 

Also tliat presentments and collations of benefices of holy church made 
by the king, the clerks whereof were of the said quarrel and are still alive, 
and some of whom are dead, which presentments and collations pertained to 
the men of the quarrel after the death of the said earl, whether with cure or 
without cure, shall l)e revoked as quickly as the law of holy church will 
allow. French. [Fcedera ; Rot. Pari.} 

The prior of the Hospital of St. John of .lerusalem in England prays the 
king and his council that whereas the lands that belonged to the [order of 
the] Temple ought by statute to be ordained and delivered to the s^irl 
Hospital, the said lands shall be excepted in the statute, and the writs 
that shall be made to the disinherited men to have their binds again — 
\^I)ico)nphtc.~\ 



1 EDWAKD III.— Part I. 



103 



1327. Membrane 23rf — cont. 

Feb. 15. To Johu de Bloravill, eschesvfor in cos. Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridge, 

Westminster. Huntingdon, Essex, and Hertford. Order to deliver to Thomas le Blount 
and Juliana his wife the following of the advowsons of the purparty of John 
de Hastyng', kinsman and co-heir of Ayiner de Valencia, late earl of Pem- 
broke, which the king has assigned to them as Juliana's dower of John's 
purparty, her late husband : the advowson of the church of Sperham, co. 
Norfolk, of the yearly value of 40/. ; the advowson of the church of Sutton, 
in the same county, of the yearly value of 10/. ; the advowson of the church 
of Esthanifeld, co. Essex, of the yearly value of 20 marks; and the advow- 
son of the church of Thornton {sic), in the same county, of the yearly value 
of 100.y. By pet, of C. [13479.] 

Vacated, because [^elsewhere^ within the roll. 

March 14. Walter de Carleton acknowledges that he owes to Andrew de Secheford, 
Westminster, citizen of London, 10/. ; to be levied, iu default of payment, of his lauds and 
chattels in co. York. 

Nicholas Fraunceys of Wridelyngton and Alan his brother acknowledge 
that they owe to Robert de Walkefare 200 marks ; to be levied, in default of 
payment, of their lauds and chattels in co. Suffolk. 

Cancelled on payment. 

.John de Rithre acknowledges that he owes to Michael de Wath, clerk, 
60s. : to be levied, in default of payment, of his lauds and chattels in co. 
York. 

Cancelled on payment. 

Warin de Bassingburn acknowledges that he owes to Roger de Swynnerton, 
knight, 80 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in co. Cambridge. 

Gilbert de Burgh of Ipswich acknowledges that he owes to William 
Trussel, kuight, 100/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels iu co. Suffolk. 

Thomas de Stodham acknowledges that he ow^es to Master Peter de 
Galiciano and James Maniou of Spain, clerks, 40/. ; to be levied, in default 
of payment, of his lauds and chattels in co. Kent. 

Brother Thomas Larcher, prior of the Hospital of St. John of Jerusalem 
in England, acknowledges that he owes to Master Pancius de Controno 
2,000 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels 
in CO. Lincoln. 

Cancelled on payment. 

John de Hayton acknowledges that he owes to Edmund Trussel 10/. ; to 
be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Surrey. 

March 15. Nicholas de Teuke.sbury acknowledges that he owes to Walter de 
Westminster. Wytechurche, ' draper ' of London, and Roger de Shobyndon, tailor, 40/. ; 
to be levied, iu default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Devon. 

Gerard de laChaumbre of Laghton acknowledges that he owes to William 
de Northo, the elder, 20/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands 
and chattels in co. Sussex. 

The said Gerard acknowledges that he owes to the said William 20/. ; to 
be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Sussex. 

Thomas de Harpeden acknowledges that he owes to William Trussel, 
knight, 100/.; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lauds and chattels 
in CO. Wilts. 



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1327. Membrane 23d — cont. 

Master Jordan de Camvill puts in liis place Johu Sender to defend the 
execution of a recognisance for 6 marks made by him in chancery to William 
Blundel of Caldecote. 

Thomas de Burgh, executor of the will of Master John Walewayn, 

deceased, puts in his place Ranulph de Benton to prosecute the execution of 

a recognisance for 100/. made to him in chancery by Geoffrey Luterel, 
Elizabeth, late the wife of Walter de Glouc[estria], and Roger Arnald. 

John de Portynave puts in his place John de Menyers to prosecute the 
execution of a recognisance — [Incomplete^- 

March 13. John Inge, Nicholas de Bonevyll, William de Cheverston, knights, 
Westminster. Richard de Brankescombe, John le Venour, and John de Chudle acknow- 
ledge that they owe to Adam, bishop of Hereford, 200/.; to be levied, in 
default of payment, of their lands and chattels in cos. Wilts and Devon. 



Feb. 6. 

Westminster. 



Membrane 22d. 

Assignment of dower to Eleanor, late the wife of Nicholas de Chyngni, of 
certain of his lands in Coddreth, co, Hertford, made by John de Blomvill, 
the king's escheator, on 30 January, 20 Edward IL, according to the tenor 
of the iting's writ directed to him, by the view and oath of Laurence atte 
Hethe, Ralph Child, Henry de Reed, John de Clothale, Maurice Caperou, 
Peter do Foley, Johu de Russheden, Thomas de Bradenakh, Richard Borel, 
Theobald le Clerk, Richard de Sanden, and John de Schepwyk. There are 
assigned to her a house called 'sheep-cot' (bercaria), with Sabrithtis croft; 
41| acres of arable land, each whereof is worth, when it is sown,2f/.; a third 
of an acre of wood and pasture, worth 2d. yearly; the services and rents of 
William son of Ralph, Richard de Stokes, Feter de Foley, John de Alwyne- 
hey, Richard de Wedemere, Richard Firiot, Gregory de Wedemere, William 
le Cok, Robert Mariot, and Humphrey de Alwynehey, free tenants there ; 
and the rents, works, and customs of John Osebern, Reginald Philip, John 
Attebrok, and John de Wyvelesmere, bondmen, with their issue and 
chattels. 

There are also assigned to her of certain tenements that belonged to her 
husband in Long Stanton, co. Cambridge, as follows : of a messuage there, 
a house near the gate on the east side, with all the plot lying in a line from 
the said gate by the middle of all the barton on the east ; 47^ acres of land, 
worth 3d. an acre when it is sown ; the works, rents, sei'vices, and customs 
of John Lammasse, William Hachard, Margaret Lammasse, aud William 
Abbot, bondmen, with all their chattels and issue. The entrance of the 
said gate shall be common to the said Nicholas and Eleanor and their 
assigns. 

Assignment of dower made to the said Eleanor at Poyntyngton, co. 
Somerset, on 16 .January, 20 Edward II. , by virtue of the king's writ 
directed to me (sic), in the presence of William de Cheyny, son and heir of 
the said Nicholas, by the view of William de Cherlton, Henry de Trent, 
Oliver Michel, Richard Dayuel, John Spurre, John Huchoun, and others, 
chosen and sworn for this purpo-e. Imprimis I took her oath that she will 
not marry without the king's licence, and I assigned to her a third of the 
manor aforesaid, and of its appurtenances, Avhich third is extended lo 
51*. 7^d. yearly. Dated at Poyntyngton, 17 January, in the year aforesaid. 

To Robert Power, chamberlain of North Wale?. Order to receive JLadoc 
Clocheit in place of Giles de Belle Campo, sherifF of Kaernarvan, to render 
account upon this occasion in Giles's name for the time that he has been 
sheriff, as Giles is staying continuously by the king's side. 



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1327. Membrane 22(7 — cont. 

Feb. 4. To the slierifF of York. Order to cause proclamation to be made probi- 

Westmiuster. biting the boldinof of tournaments, etc., without special licence from the 
king, and to arrest any per.sous and their horses and equipments exercising 
any feat of arms after the proclamation, and to cause them to be kept safely 
until further orders, certifying the king of his proceedings. By p.s. 

\^Fcedei-a.'\ 

The like to all the sheriffs of England. \_Ibid.'] 

• Walter de Meriet and John de Besevill of London, tailor, put iri their 

places William de Emeldon, clerk, to prosecute a recognisance for 2bl. made 

to them in chancery by Bartholomew Savage. 

Hamund de Mascy and Joan his wife, late the wife of Edmund, son of 
John Deyncourt, kinsman of Ed[mund] Deyncourt, grandfather of the said 
Edmund, put in their places Thomas de Evesham and Elias de Grymmesby 
to demand Joan's dower of the lands that belonged to Edmund, grandfather 
of the said Edmund, son of John, assigned to her at the church door by 
Edmund, the grandfather. 



Membrane 2\d. 

Pleas before the king and his council at Westminster, in the presence of 
the king, the procercs and magnates of the lealm in parliament assembled, 
on the morrow of the Purification of St. Mary, 1 Edward III. 

Henry de Lancastria, brother and heir of Thomas, sometime earl of Lan- 
caster, came into this parliament, and exhibited before the \dr\(t, the proceres 
and magnates of the realm and the king's council a petition to this effect : 
The aforesaid Henry prays the king that, whereas the said Thomas was un- 
reasonably adjudged to death before the kite king and his council at Pount- 
freit, in the 15th year of his reign, by an erroneous process then made 
against him, by which judgment he was put to death and his heirs were 
disinherited, the record and process whereof are in the chancery, it may 
please the king to order the chancellor to cause the record and process of 
the judgment to come here in parliament, and that they may be recited and 
examined, so that any error in them may be redressed, and that right may 
be done in the matter to Henry, as brother and heir of Thomas, and that 
his inheritance may be delivered to him. French. 

By pretext of which petition, the chancellor was ordered by the king to 
search the rolls of the late king's chancery for the aforesaid year, and to 
cause the record and process aforesaid to be brought here in parliament, 
etc. ; and the chancellor afterwards profferred the record and process here 
in these words : 

' Pleas of the crown held before the Lord King Edward, son of the Lord 
King Edward, held in his presence at Pontefract on Monday before the 
Annunciation, in the 15th year of his reign. Whereas Thomas, earl of 
Lancaster ' [etc., as in Fcedera, ii. 479, to quod executio tantummodo fiat 
super ipsum Thomam comitem quod decapitetur]. 

And hereupon, in the presence of the king and the proceres and magnates 
of the realm and others here in parliament, the record and process aforesaid 
having been recited and read, the said Henry is asked for what reason he 
has caused the record and process to come here; and he says that he is the 
brother and heir of the said earl, and that he has caused the record and pro- 
cess aforesaid to come here by reason of the errors in the same, which he 
prays may be corrected, etc. And he is told to .«hew the errors, etc. And he 
.«ays that there is error in this, that whereas every liege man of the king taken 
lor seditions, homicide.':, robberies, arson, and other felonies in time of peace, 



106 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



3^327. Membrane 2ld — cont. 

and in whatsoever court of the king's he may be brought, ought by the law 
and custom of the realm to be arraigned of such seditions and other felonies 
charged against him, and ought to be put to answer, and ought to be con- 
victed thereof by law, etc., before he be adjudged to death, nevertheless, 
although the said Thomas was a liege man of the late king, etc., and was 
taken in time of peace and brought before the said king, the said king, etc., 
recorded that Thomas was guilty of the seditions and felonies contained in 
the aforesaid record and process, without an-aigning him thereof or putting 
him to answer, as is the custom according to the law, etc., and thus Thomas 
was adjudged to death in error and against the law of the land in time of 
peace without arraignment or answer, since it is notorious and manifest that 
all the time during which Thomas was charged with doing the evil deeds con- 
tained in the record and process, and also the lime when he was taken, and 
when the late king recorded that he was guilty, etc., and the time when he 
was adjudged to death was a time of peace, especially as during all that time 
the chancery and other places (placee) of the king's court were open, and 
law was done in them to each person, as was usually done, and the late king 
never rode with banners unfurled during that time ; the late king, etc., there- 
fore ought not to have thus recorded against the earl in such time of peace, 
and ought not to have adjudged him to death without arraignment and 
answer. He also says that there is error in this, that whereas Thomas was one 
of the peers and magnates of the realm, and it is contained in Magna Carta 
that no free man shall be taken, imprisoned, or disseised of his freehold or 
liberties or free customs, or be outlawed or exiled, or destroyed in any way, 
and the king shall not go against him or send against him except by lawful 
judgment of his peers or by the law of the land, the said Thomas was erro- 
neously adjudged to death by record of the king, as is aforesaid, in time of 
peace without arraignment or answer or lawful judgment of his peers, contrary 
to the law, etc., and contrary to the tenor of Magna Carta ; wherefore he 
prays that the said errors may be corrected and that the judgment aforesaid 
may be annulled as erroneous, etc., and that he may be admitted to his in- 
heritance as brother and heir of the said Thomas, etc. And as, the record 
and process aforesaid having been inspected and fully understood, it is con- 
sidered by the king, proceres, magnates and whole community of the realm 
in the said parliament, that, by reason of the errors aforesaid and others in 
the record and process, the judgment rendered against the said earl Thomas 
shall be revoked and annulled as erroneous, and that the aforesaid Henry 
shall be admitted as brother and heir of the said Thomas to demand and 
have his inheritance, making due process therefor as is the custom, and that 
he shall have writs to the chancellor and justices in whose places (placeis) 
the record and process are enrolled to cause the record and process to be 
cancelled and annulled, etc. [Hot. Parliament.'] 



Membrane Wd. 



Feb. 14. 



To IMaurice son of Thomas. 



Notification of the king's accession 



and 



of 

Westmiuster. his appointment of Thomas le fitz Johan, earl of Kildare, as justiciary of 

Ireland during pleasure, and requesting him to continue his faithfulness to 

the king's royal house and to aid the justiciary with counsel and help in his 

office. \^Foedera.'\ 

The like to eighteen others. \_Ibid.'] 

To the bishop of Ossory. Like request. \^Ibid.'] 

The like to eight bishops. [^Ibid.] 

Feb. 16. To Thomas le fitz Johan, earl of Kildare. Request that he will, upou 

Westmiuster. receipt of the king's letters patent appointing him justiciary of Ireland, 



1 EDWAKD III— Paut T. 



107 



1327. Membrane 16(7 — cont. 

apply himself to the execution of the office with all care. The king has 
ordered the magnates of Ireland to obey and aid him in the execution of his 
oflice. [^Ibid.] 

March 13. To the treasurer and bai'ons of the exchequer. Order to cause John de 

Westmiuster. Haustede, who is staying in Gascony by the king's orders, to have respire 

until Michaelmas next for all debts due to the exchequer. By K. and 0. 

April 8. Richard son of Philip de Caysho of Northampton acknowledge.^ that he 

Peterborough, owes to Philip de Caysho of Northampton 300Z. ; to be levied, in default of 
payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Northampton. 

April 9. Robert de Monte Alto acknowledges that he owes to Queen Isabella 

Peterborough. 200/.; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. 
Norfolk. 

Memorandum, that the aforesaid 200/. were allowed to Robert in the 
10,000 marks due to him from the king for the reversion of his lands, and 
therefore execution shall not be made hereof. 

Richard Steppe of Cherleton acknowledges that he owes to Thomas de 
Evesham, clerk, 40.?. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in co. Worcester. 

Cancelled on payment. 



April 3. 
Huntingdon. 



April 6. 
Ramsey. 



March 9. 

AVestminster. 



Feb. 23. 

Westminster. 



Membrane 15d. 

To Bartholomew de Burghesh, constable of Dover castle and warden of 
the Cinque Ports, or to him who supplies his place. Order not to permit 
any abbot, prior, or friar of the orders of Friars Preachers, Friars Alinors, 
Friars Carmelite, or Friars of St. Augustine, or other man of religion to 
pass out of the realm through those ports without the king's special licence, 
as the king wills that none of them shall pass out of the realm without his 
licence. By K. 

[Fcedera.^ 

The like to the mayors and bailiffs and the bailiffs of fifty-nine towns. 
[Ibid.'] 

To the sheriff of Sussex. Order to cause proclamation to be made pro- 
hibiting the holding of tournaments, etc., without special licence from the 
king, and to arrest all presuming to do so after the proclamation, with their 
horses and equipments, and to cause them to be kept safely until further 
orders. By K. on the information of the steward. 

The like to the sheriff of Hereford. 

To the sheriff of Norfolk. Writ for payment of 28/. 8s. Of/, to Robert 
Banyard and Constantino de Mortuo Mari, knights of (hat county, for their 
expenses attending the parliament summoned at Westminster on the morrow 
of the Epiphany last, to wit for 71 days, each of them taking 4*. a day. 
[Pari. Writs.] By K. and C. 

The like to the sheriffs of other counties for various sums for the knights 
of their respective counties. [Ibid.] 

To the bailiffs of Rochester. Writ for payment of 10/. Ss. Od. to Adam 
Bride and Roger Chaundeler, citizens of that city, for their expenses 
attending the aforesaid parliament, to wit for 52 days, each of them taking 
2s. a (lay. By K. and C. 

[Ibid.] 

The like to the mayor and bailiffs and to the bailiffs of other cities and 
towns for various sums for the wages of the citizens and burgesses of the 
respective cities and boroughs. [Ibid,] 



108 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1327. 



April 20. 
Stamford. 



April 21. 
Stamford. 



April 22. 
Stamford. 



Membrane 14rf. 

Enrolment of confirmation by Thomas de Novo Mercato, knight, of the 
grant by Thomas de Sibethorp, rector of the church of Bekynghara, diocese 
of Lincoln, founder of the chapel of St. Mary annexed to the church of 
Sibethorp, and of the chantry newly ordained in the said chapel, to Sir John 
Notebroun, chaplain, keeper of the altar of St. Mary in the chapel and of the 
chantry, of certain lands in Hokesworth, Avhich are held of the said Thomas 
de Novo Mercato as chief lord of the fee, to have to the said John and his 
successors, keepers of the altar and chantry, in frankalmoin, which grant 
was made without the said chief lord's licence. Witnesses : Master Henry 
de Clif, Sir William de Herlaston, Sir Michael de Wath, Sir Thomas de 
Baumbnrgh, clerks ; John de Mounteny, Richard de Whatton, Reginald 
de Aslakton, knights ; John del Ker, John de Congham, Robert de 
Stridelyngton, Robert le Graunt. Dated at Lincoln, 12 August, 1326. 

Metnorandum, that Thomas de Novo Mercato came into chancery ut 
Staunford, on 18 April, and acknowledged the above deed. 

John de Ellerker, the elder, puts in his place Theobald Poleyn and Henry 
Chaufcire to prosecute the execution of a recognisance for 40*. made to him 
in chancery by Robert le Coroner of Scardeburgh. 

To Bartholomew de Burgherssh, constable of Dover castle and warden of 
the Cinque Ports, or to him who supplies his place in the port of Dover. 
Order to permit brothers Peter Fraunceys and Robert le Rous, monks of 
the abbey of St. Nicholas, Angers, who are going to their said house by 
the king's licence, to cross from that port without hindrance, notwithstand- 
ing any order of the king to the contrary : provided that they carry with 
them no appo7-tmn, contrary to the .statute. By C. 

The like in favour of brother William de Tolonio, monk of the house of 
Longueville Gififard in Normandy. 

Walter son of John de Paries of Watford acknowledges that he owes to 
Eustace de Burneby of Watford ICO/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, 
of his lands and chattels in co. Northampton — The chancellor received the 
acknowledgment. 

Cancelled on payment. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause John de 
W^ysham, fermor of the castle and honour of Knaresburgh, to have respite 
until Michaelmas next for the ari'ears of the ferm of the late king's time 
and of the present king's time. By K. 

Thomas Wake, knight, lord of Lidel, acknowledges that he ofl'es to 
Benedict de Fulsham, citizen of London, 62/. ; to be levied, in default of 
payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Lincoln. — The chancellor received 
the recognisance. 

Walter le Halvere of Staunford acknowledges that he owes to Joan 
Botetourt, lady of Welegh, 25 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, 
of his lands and chattels in co. Lincoln. 



Membrane lid. 

March 17. Robert de Strete, prior of Farley, acknowledges that he owes to Nicholas 
Westminster. Sperling of West Hamme 100/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his 
lauds and chattels in co. Wilts. 

Cancelled on payment. 



1 EDWARD III.-^Paut I. 



109 



1327. Membrane lie? — cont. 

John de Yerdhill acknowledges that he owes to John de Rithre 10/. ; to 
be levied in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Northum- 
berland. 

John de Cromwell, knight, acknowledges that he owes to Henry Beuflour 
40/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. 
Bedford. 

Cancelled on payment, acknoicledged by John de Benyio, Henry''s 
attorney. 

March 15. Master Richard de Clare, parson of the church of Great Dunmowe, 

Westminster, acknowledges that he owes to Anketynus de Gysors, citizen of London, 

100/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. 

Somerset. — Master John de Blebury receis'ed the acknowledgment, by 

writ. 

John Lestrauneie, asserting himself to be the kinsman and co-heir of 

■ John Gifiard of Brymmesfeld, puts in his place John de Watenhull, clerk, 

Theobald Portejoie, and Richard Spigurnel to demand and receive his 
purparty of the inheritaiice of the said Jolin Giffard. 

Peregrine de Controne puts in his place Master Pancius de Controne to 
prosecute the execution of a recognisance for 1,200 marks made to him in 
chancery by brother Thomas Larcher, prior of the Hospital of St. John of 
Jerusalem in England. 

Enrolment of release by Mary de Sancto Paulo, late the wife of Aymev 
de Valencia, earl of Pembroke, to the king of all claim and actions and 
rights in the castles and towns of Hertford and Haverford and in the manors 
of Heghham Ferers, Mouemuth, and Hodenuk. Witnesses : Sir John de 
Cromwell, Sir Walter de Norwyco, and Sir Richard de Monte Caniso, 
knights ; John de Crosseby, William de Stowe. Dated at London, 
13 March, 1326[-7J, 1 Edward III. \^Fcedera:\ 

Memorandum, that Mary came into chancery at Westminster on 
29 March, and acknowledged the above deed. 

March 17. Thomas de Bella Fago of Bereford acknowledges that he owes to Edmund 
Westminster, de Bereford 20/.; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 

chattels in co. Oxford. 

Ralph de Assh acknowledges that he owes to William de Holyns, clerk, 

20/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in 

CO. Devon. 

March 20. James de Wodestoke acknowledges that he owes to Reginald de Evesham, 
Westminster, clerk, 60/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in 
CO. Oxford. — The chancellor received the acknowledgment. 

Cancelled on payment. 

March 24. Peter de Malo Lacu, the fourth lord of Mulgreve, and John de Godesfeld 
Westminster, of London acknowledge that they owe to John de Grantham, citizen and 
pepperer of London, 120/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of their 
lands and chattels in co. York and in the city of London. 

Cancelled on payment. 

March 23. Hugh Bosy, clerk, has letters to J. bishop of Ely * to receive the yearly 
Westminster, pension due to one of the king's clerks by reason of the bishop's new 
creation. By p.s. [522.] 

Robert de Weldon, parson of a moiety of the church of Isham, acknow- 
ledges that he owes to Thomas de Hales of London IG/. ; to be levied, in 
default of payment, of his lands, chattels, and ecclesiastical goods in 
CO. Northampton. 



James de Berkele, bishop of Exeter, according to the privy seal. 



no 



CALEKBAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1327. Membrane \\d — cont. 

Thomas de Neyrford acknowledges that he owes to Master Pancius de 
Controne 200/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in co. Sussex. 

Cancelled on payment. 

March 18. To the sheriff of Buckingham. Order 1o cause Desiderata, late the wife 

Westminster, of Geoffrey de Lucy, to have respite until the Ascension next for all debts 

due to the exchequer. By K. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to search the rolls 
and memoranda of the exchequer, and to certify the king concerning the 
debts due from the said Desiderata, and to supersede until the Ascension next 
the demand for the said debts, as .she has besought the king to attermine the 
debts aforesaid. By K. 

April 3. Simon son of John de Tateshale acknowledges tliat he owes to John de 

Bassingbourne. Kyme, clerk, 15s.; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in co. Lincoln. 

April 5. Gilbert Owayn acknowledges that he owes to Master Thomas de Garton, 

Ramsey. parson of the church of Ovre, 20/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of 
his lands and chattels in co. Huntingdon. 

March 29. To the sheriffs of London. Order to cause proclamation to be made 
Westminster, prohibiting anyone inflicting damage or annoyance upon the men or mer- 
chants of Flanders by land or sea during the sufference, as the king has, at 
the request of the burgomasters, echevins, and consules, and communities of 
Bruges and Ypres, accepted the sufference concluded between the late king 
and them, for themselves and otfier men and merchants of Flanders, and 
has caused it to be prorogued until Easter next and for two years from then, 
as certain hindrances have impeded the conclusion of a treaty of peace. 
[Fiedera.'] By K. and C. 

The like to all the sheriffs of England. \^Ibid.'] 

To the burgomasters, echevins, consules, and whole community of the 
town of Burges (s/c). The king has heard with good will Nicholas de Lek, 
who has come to him with their letters of procuration, and who has besought 
him to accept and prorogue the sufference aforesaid. The king signifies to 
them that he has caused the sufference to be prorogued as abo\-e, and that 
he is sending to them his letters patent concerning the same by their said 
proctor, so that they may cause the truce or sufference to be published and 
observed on their behalf, and may send their letters [)atent of such truce to 
the mayor of the city of London, together with their letters testimonial 
concerning the proclamation made by them, with all speed, and the king has 
enjoined the mayor, upon receipt of these letters, to cause the truce to be pro- 
claimed and observed throughout his whole realm by writs that the king 
has delivered to him. It has been agreed by the king and his council and 
the aforesaid proctor, that a treaty shall be had at INIidsummer next for the 
reformation of such agreement of peace, and the king requests tiiera to 
send to him at that day their envoys with full power for this purpose. 
[Ibid.'] 

The like to the burgomasters, echevins, consules, and whole community of 
the town of Ypres. \^Ibi /.] 



Membrane 9d. 

March 12. Ralph de Camoys, knight, acknowledges that 
Westminster. Roscelyn, knight, 2,000 marks ; to be levied, in 
their lands and chattels in co. Sussex. 

Cancelled on -payment. 



he owes 
default of 



to Thomas 
payment, of 



1 EDWARD III.— Part I. 



Ill 



1327. 

March 21. 
Westminster. 



March 21. 
Westminster. 



March 23. 
Westminster. 



March 26. 
Westmiaster. 



March 20. 
Westminster. 



March 25. 
Westminster. 



March 27. 
Westminster. 



Membrane 9d — conl. 

The abhot of Waverle acknowledges, for himself and convent, that he 
owes to Vincent Sevol 200 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of 
their lands and chattels in co. Surrey. 

John Cotoun, alderman of the city of London, acknowledges that ho 
owes to John Saluian of London, ' pesshoner,' GO/. ; to be levied, in default 
of payment, of his lands and chattels in the city of Loudon. 

Cancelled on payment. 

"William Taillard acknowledges that he owes to Robert de la Reye of 
Wycumbe 20/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in co. Buckingham. 

Brother James, prior of Horton, acknowledges, for himself and convent, 
that he owes to Hamo Godechepe and Bartholomew de Stanhowe of 
London 401. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of their lands and 
chattels in co. Kent. 

Thomas, abbot of Brueru, acknowledges that he owes to John de Dyngc- 
lee, clerk, 20/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels 
in CO. Lincoln. 

Thomas Cok puts in his place John de Norton and David de Wollovre to 
prosecute the execution of a recognisance of 200/. made to him in chancery 
by Robert de Monte Alto, steward of Chester. 

The said Thomas puts in his place the said John and Walter de Whit- 
chirch to receive the aforesaid money, and cancel the recognisance. 

Robert le Mareschal of Welde puts in his place David de Wollovre, 
clerk, to prosecute the execution of a recognisance for 7 marks made to him 
by Richard de Bromleye. 

Roger de Bavent, knight, one of the heirs of John Giffard of Brymmes- 
feld, tenant in chief of the late king, puts in his place John de Sancto Paulo 
and William de Emeldon, clerks, to receive his purparty of John's lands. 

Richard Dausey, one of the heirs of the aforesaid John, puts in his place 
the said William to receive his purjiarty of John's lands. 

Henry de Morwodc acknowledges that he owes to John de Feriby 100*.; 
to be levied, in default of payment, of his lauds and chattels in co. Lincoln. 

John de Roos and John do la Beche acknowledge that they owe to 
John, bishop of Ely, the chancellor, 12 marks 7*.; to be levied, in default 
of payment, of their lands and chattels in co. . 

John de Heyden, parson of the church of Alresford, diocese of Win- 
chester, acknowledges that he owes to .James Nicholai, Francis Grandon[is], 
and Peter Bynde, and their fellows, merchants of the society of the Bardi of 
Florence, 20/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels 
in CO. Southampton. 

John de Percy, prebendary in the church of Cestre, diocese of Durham, 
acknowledges that he owes to Henry de Percy, knight, 10/. ; to be levied, 
in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Northumberland. 

John Coton, skinner of London, acknowledges that he owes to Thomas 
le Rys, goldsmith of London, 20/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of 
his lands and chattels in the city of London. 

Thomas, abbot of Bruern, acknowledges, for himself and his convent, 
that he owes to John de Dyngelee, clerk, 201. ; to be levied, in default of 
payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Lincoln. 



112 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



^327. Membrane 9d — cont. 

March 28. Alan Talbot, knigbf, and Edward son of John le Blouut acknowledge 
Westminster, that thej owe to the king 200/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of their 
lands and chattels in co. Leicester. 

John la Zoxische acknowledges that he owes to John, bishop of Ely, 
20 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in 



INIarch 30. 

Westminster. 



CO. Cambridge. 

Richard son of Gilbert Talebot, knight, acknowledges that he owes to 
Stephen de Berkyng and Richard de Berkyng, citizens of London, 60/. ; to 
be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Oxford. — 
The chancellor received the acknowledgment. 

Ca?icelled on payment. 

John de Goldyngton, knight, acknowledges that he owes to John de 
Walthani, the younger, 40/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his 
lands and chattels in co. Lincoln. 

Memorandum, that John, bishop of Ely, the chancellor, at Westminster, 
on 28 March, delivered to John Waryn, one of the king's chamberlains, a 
bag of canvas v/ith the charters that belonged to Hugh le Despenser, late 
earl of Winchester, sealed with the seals of the sheriff of Southampton and 
John de Chyverdou, to carry it to the treasury, there to be kept until the 
king should otherwise ordain. 

Alice, late the wife of Warin de Insula, acknowledges that she owes to 
John, bishop of Ely, 100/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of her lands 
and chattels in co. Wilts. 

Cancelled on payment. 

To the constable of Dover castle and warden of the Cinque Ports. 
Order to cause proclamation to be made in each of the said ports and their 
members prohibiting any one, under pain of forfeiture, from inflicting 
damage or grievance upon the men or merchants of the lordship or power 
of the king of France, especially pending tlie treaty for peace now in pro- 
gress, as the king is informed that the shipping (naviginm) of those ports 
and of divers parts on the sea coast is assembled on the sea to prosecute the 
merchants and others of the lordship of the king of France, the king's uncle, 
and that the masters and mariners of the shipping under this pretext inflict 
diver3 evils, robberies, and other grievances from day to day upon the men 
and mercliauts of the said king, and upon others crossing the sea, and the 
king has now sent envoys to France for reformation of peace and concord 
between him /«nd the said king concerning the disputes between the latter 
and the late king, and he considers that the treaty may not only be hindered 
by these actions, but also peril may arise to his said envoys. \^Foedera.~\ 

The like to all the ports throughout England. [/6jJ.] 

April 15. To friar Barnabas, master of the order of Friar Preachers, and all the 

Peterborough, priors and friars of the order abcut to assemble in chapter-general. Request 
for their prayers on behalf of the king, his mother and her children, and 
for the realm. '^Ibid.'] 

April 15. To the sheriff of Northampton. Order to raeet W. archbishop of York, 

Peterboroupfh. who is coming to Staunford by the king's order to treat therewith the 
prelates, magnates, and certain other proceres of the realm upon divers affairs 
touching the king and his estate, when he arrives in the sheriff's bailiwick, 
and to conduct him safely thiough the same, not permitting wrong or griev- 
ance to be done to him or any of his household. \_Ibid.'\ 
The like to the sheriffs of Lincoln and Rutland. \^Ibid.]. 



1 EDWARD III.— Part I. U3 



1327. Membrane^d — cont. 

• Hiiino (le Chiggewell puts in his place John de Evesham or Theobald 

— -^ Poleyn to prosecute the execution of an arrest made upon Giseliuus atte 
Soncle, merchant of Ghent (Gaunt), of the lordship and power of the count 
of Flanders. 

Thomas de Ciiiggewell, William le Chaundeler, Ralph le Saltere, exe- 
cutors of the will of William de Bodele, put in their place the aforesaid 
John or Theobald to prosecute the execution of the aforesaid arrest. 

Henry de Bello Monte puts in his place Robert de Barton, clerk, to 
prosecute the execution of a recognisance made to him in chancery by John 
de Stirkclegh. 



^o* 



Membrane Sd. 

April 14. John, bishop of Ely, and Henry, bishop of Lincoln, acknowledge that 

Stamford, they owe to Robert de Monte Alto, knight, 10,000 marks; to be levied, in 
default of payment, of their lands and chattels in co. Lincoln. 

Memorandum, that this recognisance was made at the request of the king 
and of Queen Isabella, in order to make security to Robert for the aforesaid 
sum, which they promised to pay to him for the reversion of all his lands in 
England, Wales, and co. Chester, after his death and the death of Emma 
his wife, if he die without an heir male, to the queen and to John de Eltham 
and to the king, under a certain form contained in the fines levied concern- 
ing this matter. 

Enrolment of final concord made at Staunford, before the king, on 
Monday after the quinzaine of Easter, in the first year of the king's reign, 
between Robert de Monte Alto and Emma his wife, demandants, and 
Master Henry de Clyf, clerk, deforciant, concerning the castle and manor of 
Huwardyn, the stewardship of Chester, and the manors of Lee and Bosele, 
CO. Chester, that county being in the king's hands, to wit that Robert 
acknowledges the castle, manors, and stewardship to be Henry's right as 
of his gift, and for this acknowledgment, fine, and concord Henry granted 
the castle, manors, and stewardship aforesaid to Robert and Emma, and 
rendered the same to them before the king, to have and to hold to them 
and the heirs male of Robert's body, of the king as of the earldom afore- 
said by the services pertaining to the castle, manors, and stewardship ; and 
if Robert die without an heir male of his body, then the castle, manors, and 
stewardship shall remain, after the death of Robert and Emma, to Queen 
Isabella for her life, with remainder to John de Eltham, the king's brother, 
and to the heirs of his body, with remainder to the king and his heirs. 



Membrane 7d. 

April 13. William cle Neuport puts in his place Henry de Shitinton to prosecute 

Peterborough, the execution of a recognisance for 20/. made to him in chancery by John 
son of Warin Quyntyn. 

The said William puts the said Henry in his place to prosecute the 
execution of a recognisance for 50/. made (6 him in chancery by John de 
Listen. 

April 29. To the sheriff of Nottingham. Oi-der to cause a regard to be made in 

Nottingham, the forest of Shirwode before the coming of the justices of the Forest, so 
that the regard be made before the Assumption next. 

[Capilula.] 

86079. H 



114 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



■]^327. Membrane *ld — coiit. 

May 2. To the sheriff of Northampton. Order to cause a regard to be made in 

Nottingham, the forest of Rokyugham before the coming of the justices of the Forest, so 
that the regard be made before Michaelmas. 

{^Capitula^^ 

July 8. To the sheriff of Wilts. Order to cause a regard to be made in the forests 

Topcliffe. of Melkesham, Pewesham, and Chippenham, which Queen Isabella holds for 
life by the late king's assignment, before the coming of the justices of the 
Forest, so that the regard be mafie before Michaelmas. 

\^Capitula.^ 



April 23. 
Stamford. 



Membrane 6d. 

Memorandum, that the king, on 16 April, at Peterborough, ordered J. 
bishop of Ely, his chancellor, to present Master Hugh de Uak ford to the 
first chui'ch of the value of 40 marks falling void and pertaining to the 
king's gift from any cause, notwithstanding any order of the king's by writ 
of privy seal or otherwise to be sent to him. The king has made this grant 
to Hugh because he was presented to another church by the late king, who 
afterwards presented another to the same church. 

Walter de Bello Campo, knight, puts in his place William de Stoke to 
prosecute a recognisance for 20/. made to him in chancery by John de 
Dagworlh, knight. 

Edmund de Assheby acknowledges that he owes to H. bishop of Lincoln 
100/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co, 
Leicester. 

ft 

John son of Richard de Acton acknowledges that he owes to John son of 
Clement de Dunclent 100 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of 
his lands and chattels in co. Worcester. 

Ralph son of Robert atte Welle of Estloughton acknowledges that he 
owes to Thomas Brodyng' of Gedeueye lOO.v. ; to be levied, in default of 
payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Lincoln. 

Enrolment of deed of John de Wysham, witnessing that whereas the late 
king granted to him 200 marks [yearly] for life from the issues of the castle 
and honour of Kuaresburgh, which castle and honour the present king has 
given to Queen Isabella for her life, and the king has therefore granted to 
John, in allowance for the said 200 marks, the manors of Fulbrok and 
Westhnll, co. Oxford, which belonged to Hugh le Despenser, late earl of 
Winchester, and the manor of Faxflet, co. York, for life, according to 
certain conditions contained in the charter, the said John hereby grants 
that if any letter, writ, or charter be found in time to come in his possession 
or the possession of any one else, whereby the late or tiie present king may 
be bound to him in the said 200 marks yearly, they shall be of no force or 
value, and that the king and his heirs shall be acquitted of that sum as 
regards John, his heirs or executors. Dated at Staunford, on Sunday the 
quinzaiue of Easter, in the first year of the king's reign, in the presence of 
the bishop of Ely, chancellor. Master Henry de Clif, Robert de Mohaut, 
Ralph Basset of Drayton, and John de Ros, steward of the king's household. 
French. 

Memorandum, that John came into chancery at Staunford, on the said 
day, and acknoAvledged the above deed. 



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lis 



1327. 

April 28. 

Dalby-on-the- 

Wolds. 



April 27. 

Dalby-on-the- 

Wolcls. 



April 24. 
Stamford. 



April 13. 
Stamford. 



April 30. 
Nottingham. 



April 30. 
Stamford. 



Membrane Gd—cont. 

Snf>r de Rochefonl puts in his place John de Laiigoton, clerk, and Richard 
do Salle to defend the execution of a recognisance ior .300 marks made to 
Roger de Swynnerton in chancery by the said Saer and Alan de Wodelowe 
and John de Beurepeir. 

Martin de Grymeston, executor of the will of William de Hamelton, puts 
in his place Robert de Sprotle or Thomas de Knaresburgh, clerk, to prosecute 
the recoguisanccs made to William in the late king's chancery by various 
persons. 

William Deyncourt acknowledges that he owes to Richard, abbot of 
Bardenay, John, prior of Thurgerton, Margaret, late tlie wife of Robert de 
Wihighby, and Thomas de Wilngliby, executors of the will of Edmund 
Deyncourt, 250 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in co. Lincoln. 

Alan Talbot acknoAvledges that he owes to Robert son of Alan Talbot 
100/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lauds and chattels in co. 
Leicester. 

The said Alan acknowledges that he owes to Henry son ()f Alan Talbot 
100/.; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. 
Leicester. 

Robert de Monte Alto acknowledges that he owes to Queen Isabella 
20,000 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels 
in cos. Norfolk, Suffolk, and Derby. 

Enrolment of letters of Queen Isabella, witnessing that whereas Sir 
Robert de Mohaut has made to her a recognisance for 20,000 marks in 
chancery, to be paid at her will, she grants that the said recognisance shall 
be cancelled in case Robert die without an heir male (inadle) of his body, 
whereby his inheritance shall come, after his death and the death of Emma 
his wife, to the queen or John de Eltham, her son, the recognisance to 
remain in force in case Robert leave au heir male. Dated at Estaunford, 
14 April. 

Thomas son of William le Clerc of Radecliff-on-Trent acknowledges that 
he owes to William son of William le Mareschal of Radeclif-on-Trent 
25 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in 
CO. Nottingham. 

Richard de Notingham of Radeclif-on-Trent acknowledges that he owes 
to the aforesaid William son of AVilliam 12 marks Qs Sd. ; to be levied, in 
default of payment, of liis lands and chattels in co. Nottingham. 

.lohn de Cotum puts in his place Robert de Ra.sen, clerk, to prosecute 
for him in chancery for seisin of the manor of Oxendon, according to the 
tenor of an inquisition taken concerning the same. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to search the rolls 
and memoranda of the exchequer concerning the debts due to the king 
from Robert de Monte Alto, and to certify the king concerning the same, 
superseding until Michaelmas next the demand thei'efor. By K. 



Membrane 6d. 

Feb. 24. To John de Britannia, earl of Richmond. Order to proceed to France 

Westminster, to treat, together with the envoys whom the king has sent to the king 

of Prance, for the settlement of the disputes between the realms of 

England and France, amongst which envoys the king has caused him to be 

named for this purpose, and to enjoin those whom the king, before his 

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1327. Membrane 5d — cont. 

accession, appointed together with tlie earl for the purpose of delivering to 
the men of the duchy [of Aquitaiue] their lands, to go with him to France, 
to give their counsel upon matters touching the duchy. By C. 

[Feeder a.] 



Membrane 4</. 

May 1. To the mayor and sheriffs of London. Whereas the late king ordained 

Nottingham, that the staples of merchants and merchandise, and especially of wool, hides, 
and wool-fells, and tin, should be held at certain places in England, Wales, 
and Ireland, and not elsewhere, to wit at Newcastle-on-Tyne, York, Lincoln, 
Norwich, London, Winchester, Exeter, and Bristol, for England, and at 
Droghda and Cork for Ireland, Shrewsbury, Kermerdyn, and Kaerdif for 
Wales, and for tin of Cornwall at Lostwythiel and Treureu, and for tin of 
Devon at Asperton, and it is contained in the said articles that merchants 
of England, Wales, and Ireland bringing wool, hides, and wool-fells and tin 
to any of the staples aforesaid shall not take the same elsewhere out of the 
king's power unless they have previously stnyed in the staple with the said 
goods ibr forty days, after which time they can take their merchandise 
whither they will within or without the king's realm without holding or 
making any staple elsewhere ; the king, wishing this ordinance to be 
observed, and because it is contained in certain letters of the late king sent 
to some of the aforesaid staples that merchants coming to those staples with 
their merchandise aforesaid should be bound to stay there for fifteen days 
only, and in the letters sent to the mayor of London mention was made of a 
stay of forty days, and the king wishes to remove this ambiguity, and that 
the same stay shall be observed in all the staples, orders the mayor and 
sheriffs to cause the aforesaid ordinance to be proclaimed in the city, and to 
be observed in all its articles, informing all persons that the king's intention 
is that all and singular merchanls coming to the staple of that city, or to 
any other staple within his realm and power, with the aforesaid merchandise 
shall stay in such staple for forty days before they go thence with their 
merchandise : all which things the king has ordered to be published in the 
places of the other staples. 
The like to the following : 

The mayor and bailiffs of Newcastle-on-Tyne. 

The mayor and bailiffs of York. 

The mayor and bailiffs of Lincoln. 

The mayor and bailiffs of Winchester. 

The mayor and bailiffs of Exeter. 

The mayor and bailiffs of Bristol. 

The bailiffs of Norwich. 

The mayor and bailiffs of Shrewsbury. 



Membrane 3d. 

April 30. John de Brokestowe, the elder, acknowledges that he owes to Master 

Nottingham. Thomas de Garton, parson of the church of Overe, 10/. ; to be levied, in 

default of payment, of his lanils and chattels in co. Nottingham. 

Cancelled en ■payment. 

Nicholas Silby of Belegrave acknowledges that he owes to Richard 
de Peusey of Belegrave 20/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his 
lands and chattels in co. Leicester. 



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ir 



1327. 

April 28. 
Nottingham. 



May 3. 

Nottingham. 



May 6. 
Nottingham. 



May 5. 

Nottingham. 



May 6. 
Nottingham. 



May 7. 
Nottingham. 



May 11. 

Nottingham. 



Membrane 3d — cont. 
John de Breliull, who has long served the king and his father, is sent (o 
the abbot and convent of Lilleshull to receive the same allovrance in their 
house as John Cok, deceased, had therein at the late king's request. 

Byp.s. [701.] 

John Poutrel of Cotes acknowledges that he owes to William de Mekes- 
burgh of Notingham 71*. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands 
and chattels in co. Leicester. 

Gervase son of Gervase de Clyfton and Agnes, late the wife of John de 
Lymar', acknowledge that they owe to John, parson of the church of 
Clyfton, 5 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of their lands and 
chattels in co. Nottingham. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause the prior 
of Lenton to have respite until Michaelmas next for all debts due to the 
exchequer. By K. 

To William Trussel, escheator beyond Trent. Order not to distrain 
Thomas Golafre of Certeden for homage for the lands that he holds of the 
king, as the king has granted him respite until Easter next. By K. 

Eobert le Porter of Baumburgh acknowledges that he owes to Thomas 
de Baumburgh, parson of the church of Ovyngeham, 201. ; to be levied, in 
default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Northumberland. 

Cancelled on payment. 

Enrolment of grant and release by Nicholas de Teukesbury to the king 
of the town of Clyfton, Dertemutb, and Hardenasse and the port of Dertc- 
muth. Witnesses: .John, bishop of Ely, the chancellor; Sir John de 
Crombewell; Master Henry de Clyf; Sir William de Herlaston ; John de 
Denura ; Sir Thomas de Evesham. Dated at Notingham, 7 May 1327. 

Memorandum, that Nicholas came into chancery at Notingham, on the 
said day, and acknowledged the above deed. 

To Bartholomew de Burgherssh, constable of Dover castle and warden 
of the Cinque Ports, or to him who supplies his place. The count of 
Hainault, Holland, and Zeeland hns written to the king complaining that 
certain mariners of the towns of Sandwich, Winchelse, and La Rje entered 
a ship, laden with goods of Master Hugh Lieue of Caches and of certain 
other men of Zeeland, whilst sailing on the sea to England by armed force, 
and took and carried away and had their will of the said goods, to the value 
of 250/., which they still detain, and the count has besought the king to 
cause the goods to be restored or to cause satisfaction to be made for them : 
the king, wishing to be certified concerning the premises and to punish the 
evil-doers, orders Bartholomew to make inquisition by the oath of men of 
his bailiwick of the names of the malefactors who took the goods, and con- 
cerning the goods and their value, their owners, and to whose hands they 
afterwards came, and in whose hands they are now, and to send the king 
the inquisition, so that he have it before him in chancery before Holy 
Trinity next. 

Roger Barcolf of Cotes acknowledges that he owes to John de Erleshagh 
GO.v. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. 
Leicester. 

Bartholomew Ryco, merchant of Chieri (Kcrio) and Anthony Malocell[i] 
of Genoa put in their place Thomas de Evesham, clerk, to prosecute a 
recognisance for 168/. made to him in chancery by the prior of Lenton. 

Memorandum, that the said Thomas came into chancery at York, on 
27 July, and acknowledged that the aforesaid merch;ints had been satisfied, 
and willed and prayed tliat the recognisance may be cancelled. 



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CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1327. 

April 5. 
Ramsey. 



April 5. 
Ramsey. 



April 29. 
Nottingham. 



Membrane 2d, 

To Thomas, earl of Norfolk and marsbal of England. Summons to be 
at Newc.'istle-on-Tyne with his horses, arms, and all the service due from 
him on Monday before the Ascension next, as the king has ordained to be 
there at tliat date with his army and all the service due to him to protect 
his realm against Robert de Brns and his adherents of Scotland in case 
they presume to enter his realm, because he understands that Robert has 
ordered all the power of Scotland to be assembled in the marches on 
Sunday before the Ascension, the day agreed upon for the king's envoys 
and his envoys to meet at a certain place in the marches to treat of final 
peace, and the king understands that Robert proposes to invade the realm 
if he cannot have peace according to his will, although tbe truce concluded 
between him and the late king has not yet expired. By K. & C. 

l^Fcedera.^ 

The like to five earls and to eighty others. [/6m?.] 

To W. archbishop of Canterbury. Like summons. By K. & C. 

The like to the archbishop of York, nineteen bishops, and to twenty-four 
abbots and priors, llbid.] 

To the sheriff of York. Order to cause proclamation to be made that 
archbishops, bishops, abbots, priors, and all others of the clergy, and earls, 
barons, knights, women, widows, and all others of his bailiwick who owe 
service to the king shall have their services at Newcastle on the aforesaid 
day, certifying the king at that day of his proceedings herein. 
II bid.] By K. & C. 

The like to all the sheriffs of England. [Ibid.'] 

To the mayor, barons, and bailiffs of the port of Dover. Order to have 
all the service of ships due from them at Skymburnesse on the aforesaid 
day, to set out against the said enemies as Waresius de Valoignes, wlioni 
the king has appointed admiral of tbe fleet of his ships from the mouth of 
the Thames, as well of the Cinque Ports as of other ports and places by 
the coast to the western parts, shall then enjoin them on the king's behalf. 
[Jbid.] 

The like to the mayors, barons, and bailiffs of the Ibllowing ports: 

La Rye. Wynchelse. 

Sandwich. Romenhale. 

Faversham. Hethe. 

Hastyng'. Pevenesse. [Ibid.] 

To the mayor, aldermen, and whole community of the city of London. 
Request that they will send to the king at the said day and place as many 
men of the city as they shall deem fit, considering the necessity, and that 
they will cause them to be armed with suitable arms, and that they will 
cause each of them to be provided with a horse of the value of 30*. or 40*. 
for their riding thither, so that they be there at the said day, if it can 
possibly be done, cr otherwise as soon as possible, to set out thence against 
the Scots at the king's wages. The king will make them recompence and 
satisfaction for their expenses in this behalf, and he wills that tiieir granting 
of this request shall not prejudice their liberties. By K. & C. 

[Ibid.] 

The like to the mayors and bailiffs and the bailiffs of forty-tv/o towns. 
[Ibid.] 



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1 EDWARD III.— Part II. 



1327. 

May 5. 

Nottingham . 



May 5. 

Nottingham. 



May 5. 

Nottingham. 



Membrane 27. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Wliereas the king learns 
by inquisition taken by John de Tychebourn and Ralph de Bereford that 
Philip Aubyn, Roger de Inkepenne, Ralph de Maliynges, Adam de Cheryton, 
Thomas de Holeputte, Ralph Franceys, Nicholas Lindraper, Robert le 
Ismonger, Nicholas de Exonia, John Gabriel, and William son of Edward le 
Draper, citizens of Winchester, were compelled, in the late king's time, by 
Hugh le Despenser, the younger. Master Robert de Baldok, and Robert de 
Holden to come to the king's castle of Porcestre against their will, and to 
stay therein until they bought 43 tuns of the late king's wines then in the 
castle for its munition for 129/., at which they were then appraised, and they 
made a recognisance for that sum to be paid to the late king at certain terms 
now past before Geoffrey le Scrop, then chief justice, and that the wine 
aforesaid was corrupt and putrid, and that 23 tuns thereof were worth only 
11/. 105. Od. and 20 tuns were worth 20/. ; the king lias pardoned the said 
citizens 97/. 10s. Od. of the aforesaid sum, and he therefore orders the 
treasurer and barons to cause them to be discharged and acquitted of the 
whole of the aforesaid sum upon payment of the remainipg 31/. lOs. Od., 
certifying the king when the latter sum has been paid, so that he may cause 
the recognisance to be cancelled. By K. & C. 

To the same. Whereas the king learns by inquisition taken by John de 
Tycheburn and Ralj^h de Bereford that Henry de Bury, Robert de Knowell, 
William de Berewyk, Henry de Melkeshara, Jolin Baudry, Robert Baudri, 
Roger Hipewell, Thomas le Long, John de LongefonI, Robert de Lavynton, 
Philip Prat, and William Dubbere, citizens of Salisbury, were compelled, in 
the late king's time, by Hugh le Despenser, the younger, Master Robert de 
Baldok and Robert de Holden to come to the atoresaid castle, and to stay 
therein until they had bought 25 tuns of the aforesaid wine for 7<3/., at which 
they were then appraised, and they made a recognisance for payment of 
that sum to the late king at terms now past before the aforesaid Geoffrey 
Lescrop, and that the wine was corrupt and putrid, aud that eight tuns 
thereof were worth only 8/., and eight tuns were worth 8 marks, and the 
other nine tuns were worth 4/. 10s. Od. ; the king has pardoned the said 
citizens 57/. 3*. 4rf. of the above sum, and he therefore orders the treasurer 
and barons to cause them to be acquitted of the whole of the aforesaid sum 
upon payment of the remaining 17/. 16s. Sd., certifying the king when the 



latter sum 
cancelled. 



has been paid, so that ho may cause the 



recognisance 



to be 
By K. & C. 



To the same. Whereas the king learns by inquisition taken by John de 
Tycheburn and Ralph de Bereford that Henry le Canevacer of Winchester 
was compelled, in the late king's time, by the aforesaid Hugh, Robert, and 
Robert, to come to the aforesaid castle, and to stay therein until he bought 
25 tuns of the late king's old wines therein for 75/., at which they were then 
appraised, and for payment of that sum be found security, by force and fear 
and wholly against his will, by the abbot of Hyde, and that the wine was 
corru|)t and putrid, and that nine tuns thereof were worth only 9/., and 
ei;zht tons only 8 marks, and the other eiglit tuns marks; the king has 
pardoned Henry 56/. 13s. 4c/. of the aforesaid sum, and therefore orders the 



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CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1^27. Membrane 27 — cont. 

treasurer and barons to cause him and the abbot to le discharged and 
acquilted of the whole sum upon payment of the remaining 18/. 6s. 8c?. 

By K. & C. 

April 30. To Thomas de Usflete, keeper of the great wardrobe. Order to account 
Nottiugham. with Taldus Valoris and his fellows, merchants of the society of the Bardi, 
for the things bought and received by him from them for the late king's 
wardrobe, as well for cloth, spices and other things as for sums of money 
paid to ihem, and to certify the king without delay of what he shall find to 
be due to them or to the king, as the merchants have given the king to 
understand that Thomas has done nothing in execution of the late king's 
order to the like effect, which order the late king made when he released the 
merchants from the observation of cenain aOTeements made between them 
and Thomas for the finding and delivering in the city of London of divers 
sorts of fc.pices for the exjienses of the said king's household, they having 
prayed the late king to excuse them from fulfilling the agreements, because 
they dur^t not bring their spices or other merchandijie to the city by reason 
of the disturbances therein. 

April 30. To the burgomasters, echevins, and community of the town of Bruges, 
Nottingham. The king learns from the mayor and certain citizens of London that the 
burgomasters, echevins, and community have complained to them by their 
letters that, after the truce was concluded between the king, for his 
subjects, and them and others of Flanders, their adherents, certain male- 
factors of Sandwich and Winchelse were alleged to hive taken a ship of the 
town of Neuport, laden with divers ware^ to the value of 200/., on the sea 
near Biulogne, and that, after they had slain the mariners thereof, they 
took it whither they would. The king is much disturbed at hearing of this, 
and he is very desirous that such an offence shall be severely punished, and 
he therefore signifies to the burgomasters, echevins, and community that if 
they or the per.-ons who have suffered damage will send proctors or envoys 
to him to obtain justice, he will be prepared, according to the requirements 
, of the tnice, to exhibit justice to them in all things with all speed, and to 

punish the offenders upon conviction so severely that others doing the like 
shall be struck with fear. It is not fitting that the truce shall be broken 
by reason of this otfence, if it have been so committed, since safety cannot 
easily be provided against the attacks of such pirates, and it will not be the 
king's fault if attempts against the truce be not duly emended. 
Vacated, becavse othei-wise on the dorse. 

April 22. To the sheriff of York. Order to supersede entiiely the demand upon 
Stamford. Richard le Waleys for 2,000 marks for a fine that he made with the late 
king to save his life and to have his lands again, because he was of the 
quarrel of Thomas, late earl of Lancaster, and for 200 marks for the [queen] 
gold due to Queen Isabella by reason of this fine, and for 100s. that Hicliard 
bound himself to i^ay to the late king and his heirs yearly by reason of the 
said quarrel, as it was agreed in the late parliament that fines, obhgations, 
and ransoms made by those who were of the said quarrel shall be cincelled 
and annulled, and the king has caused the said fine of 2,000 marks to he 
annulled. 

April 30. To the barons of the exchequer. Order to receive John Sotomay and 
Nottingtam. William de Barnesby, or one of them, in place of Edmund de Assheby, late 
sheriff of Warwick and Leicester, to render his account at the exchequer on 
the morrow of the Ascension next for the time when he was sheritt of the 
said counties, as Edmund has attorned them in his place for this purpose, 
because he cannot attend personally at the said day as he is about to set out 
for Scotland with Henry de Bello Monte in the king's service by his order. 

By K. & C. 



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121 



1327. Membrane 27 — cont. 

May 10. To William la Zouche of Assheby, keeper of the land of Glaumorgan, 

Nottingham, Order to ascertain by inquisition and otherwise what lands of the king's 
and of others GriCBn, John, Meurik, Roger, William, and Llewelin, sons 
and heirs of Llewelin de Bren, have entered, under colour of the 
king's grant that they should have all the lands that belonged to their 
father and the lands that were of their acquisition in the fees of 
Seigheiieth and Meskyn, made in response to their petition, shewing that 
Hugh le Despenser, the younger, had fraudulently caused them to be disin- 
herited and disseised thereof, and under colour of the king's order to the late 
keeper of the land of Glaumorgan lo maintain them in po^-^session of the said 
lands until the last parliament, the king having afterwards ordered the said 
William to permit them to retain and have the said lands ; and to resume 
into the king's hands the lands that he shall find that they have entered 
against the king and his said tenants, and to do further what he shall think 
fit for ihe king and the tenants, according to right and the custo:n of those 
pai ts, as the king is given to understand that Griffin^ John, Meuric, Roger, 
William, and Llewelin have entered divers lands of his and of his tenants 
in those parts under colour of the aforesaid grant and orders, and that they 
still occupy them. 

May (5. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Maurice de Suthpederton, 

Nottiugham. clerk, who was born of the power of the king of France, has shewn the 
king that the late king, by reason of the war between him and the king of 
France in the duchy [of Aquitaine], caused a messuage, 50 acres of land, 
6 acres of meadow, and 6s. \d. of yearly rent in Suthpederton, which Elias 
Daubeneve demised to Maurice for life, to be taken into his hands with the 
lands of alien men of religion, and Maurice afterwards received the tenements 
of the late king, by commission of his exchequer, for 60.?. yearly to bo 
rendered to- the exchequer for so long as the tenements should remain in his 
hands, and Maurice has prayed the king to discharge him of the .said rent: 
the king therefore orders the treasurer and barons of the exchequer to 
discharge Maurice of the aforesaid rent, if they ascertain that the tenements 
were taken into the late king's hands by reason of the war aforesaid, and 
that Maurice received them from the late king in form aforesaid; provided 
that any arrears of the said rent be levied for the king's use. 

To the same. Order to respite the account that Maurice Draweswerd, 
the king's yeoman, is bound to render at the exchequer until the king's 
return from the north, whither Maurice is going with the king by his ordei*. 

By K. 

To the abbot of Gerndon. Order to bring into chancery immediately 
upon sight hereof the money, gold, vessels (veselamenta), and other goods 
that belonged to Hugh le Despenser, late earl of Winchester, the king's 
rebel, which are in the abbot's custody. By K. 

To Joan Botetourte. Order to deliver to Thomas Blaunkfrount the 
twelve oxen, three colts {puUanos masculos), and two fillies {duas pultres) 
in her custody that belonged to Hugh le Despenser, the younger, which 
pertain to the king by his forfeiture, as the king has granted them to 
Thomas for his good service. By K. 

The like to Robert le Ryder of Duddeleye to deliver 100 sheep to the 
said Thomas. 

May 20. To Richard Dammory, justice of Chester. Order not to compel Queen 

Pontefract. Isabella'.-} men and tenants in the manors and lands that she holds for life in 

CO. Chester, and that Hamo de Mascy holds at ferm for a term of years by 

her demise, to come outside the liberties of the manors and lands to set out 

with others of that county in the king's service towards Scotland, but to 



May 14. 

Nottiugham. 



May IS. 

Nottingham. 



May 13. 

Nottingham. 



122 CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



\^27 . Membrane 27 — eont. 

cause them to be choseu by Hamo or those whom he shall depute in his 
place, and to be brought to the king at the king's charge. By K. 

I^Iay 25. To William Trussel, escheator beyond Trent. Order not to intermeddle 

York. further with a messuage in Coventre, and to restore the issues thereof to 
Agnes, late the wife of Hugh de Meryugton, as the king learns by inquisition 
taken by the escheator that Hugh and Agnes held the messuage at his 
death of the gift of Adam Russel to Hugh and Agnes and Hugh's heirs, 
and that it is not held of the king. 

May 27. To the same. Order to assign dower to Matilda, late the wife of William 

York. Horssy, tenant in chief, upon her taking oath not to marry without the king's 
licence, in the presence of John Horssy, son and heir of William, if he 
choose to attend. 

May 27. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to permit the 

Y'ork. abbot and convent of Vaudey, which is greatly impoverished, to pay the 
44/. due from them to the exchequer, for the arrears of divers tenths granted 
to Edward L and Edward IL by the popes and by the clergy of the province 
of Canterbury, at the rate of IOO5. yearly, which terms the king has granted 
to them out of compassion for their estate. By p.s. [829.] 



Membrane 26. 

May 4. To the sheriff of Gloucester. Order to deliver to Margaret, late the wife 

Nottingham, of John Giffard, 200 acres of Avood pertaining to the manor of Walles, as 
the king learns by inquisition taken by John de Anncsle and Robert de 
Aston that Margaret and John her son acquired the said manor to tliem 
and to John's heirs from Adam Caylli, of whom John le Caylli held it for 
life, by reason of which acquisition John le Caylli attorned himself of his 
fealty to Margaret and John her sou, and that Margaret and John her son, 
in the 11th year of the late king's reign, recovered the aforesaid 200 acres 
of wood as appurtenant to the manor against the said John le Caylli, 
tenant for life of the manor, before the justices of the Bench by writ of 
waste, and after the recovery Margaret granted to John her son that he 
should hold tlie wood sole for life, and that she made no other estate thereof 
to him, nor remitted her right nor changed her estate therein in any way, 
and that the wood Avas taken into the late king's hands after the death of 
John Gill'ard as forfeited, by reason of the quarrel of Tliomas, late earl of 
Lancaster, in the fifteenth year of his reign, and that it is still in the king's 
hands for this reason, and that the whole manor is held of the bishop of 
Worcester by the seivice of half a knight's fee, and that the wood is worth 
yearly ia all issues half a mark. 

To the sheriff of Gloucester. Order to deliver to the aforesaid Margaret 
the manor of Side, as the king learns by inquisition taken by the aforesaid 
John and Robert that the said Margaret and John her son acquired the 
manor from Adam Caylly, to them and to John's heirs, and that Margaret 
afterwards granted to John that he should hold the manor sole for life, and 
that she made no other estate therein to him, nor remitted her right therein 
in any other way, and that the manor was seised into the late king's hands 
in the loth year of his reign, after John's death, as forfeited to him by 
reason of the quarrel of Thomas, late earl of Lancaster, and that the said 
king, in the same year, gave the manor to Hugh le Despenser, late earl of 
Winchester, to hold for life, with remainder to Hugh le Despenser, the 
younger, and to his heirs, and that Margaret never remitted the manor to 
the carl nor changed her estate therein in any way, and that the manor was 



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1327 



March 13. 
Westminster. 



March 6. 
Westniinster. 



Feb. 20. 
Westminster. 



May 7. 
Nottiugbam. 



Membrane 26 — cont. 

takeu into the late king's hands by Hugh's forfeiture, and that it is still in 
the king's hands for this reason, and that it is held ol" John de Acton by the 
service of a moiety of a knight's fee, and is worth yearly in all issues 
4/. Is. 3(/. 

To William Trussel, escheator this side Trent. Order not to intermeddle 
further with a messuage, 55 acres of land, 10 acres of meadow, and 6 acres 
of pasture in Westminster, as the king learns by inquisition taken by Robert 
de Ai-shele and Robert de Swalclif that William Pente of London, at the 
feast of St. Thomas the Apostle, in the 7th j'ear of the late king's reign, 
demised the tenements aforesaid, which he had of the inheritance of Thomas 
Pente, his father, to John de la Beclie, for the term of sixteen years, 
rendering therefor 5 marks yearly, with power for AVilliam to enter the 
tenements and hold them quit of the said John whenever the rent should 
be wholly or partly in arrear, and that John paid him 20 marks for the first 
four years at the time of the demise, and that John held tiie tenements from 
that time until Palm Sunday, in the 15th year of the late king's reign, 
without paying anything therefor to William, upon which day the late king 
caused the tenements to be taken into his hands because John was of the 
quarrel of Thomas, late carl of Lancaster, and detained them in his hands 
from then, and they are thus in the king's hands, and that William did not 
remit the tenements to the late king or to the aforesaid John, and did not 
change his estate therein in any way, and that the tenements are not held 
of the king, and it has been agreed by the king, the prelates, earls, barons, 
and community of the realm that those who were of the said quarrel shall 
have again their lands that were taken into the late king's hands by reason 
of the quarrel. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause the late 
king's commission to John de Erleye of the lands of John de Wroxhale to 
be annulled, and to cause him to be discharged of the ferm of 53/. Qs. 8d., 
and of the arrears thereof for which answer has not yet been made to the 
king or his father, as the king lately commanded him to deliver the issues and 
the arrears of the ferras of the aforesaid lands to the said John de Wroxhale, 
who was of the quarrel of Thomas, late earl of Lancaster, in accordance 
with the ordinance in the late parliament at Westminster, as John de Erleye 
has shewn the king that the late king, on 22 October, in the 19th year of 
his reign, committed the said lands to him for six years from Michaelmas 
preceding at the aforesaid ferm, and he has prayed the king to annul the 
said cornmission and to discharge him of the ferm and its arrears. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause John de 
Nevyll to be discharged of 450/ , the remainder of a fine of 500/. made by 
him Avith the late king, because he was a member of the household of 
Thomas, late earl of Lancaster, to save his life and to have his lands again, 
as he has prayed the king, by petition before him and his council, to remit 
and pardon this sum, and it has been agreed in the present parliament that 
all fines and ransoms made by reason of the said earl's quarrel shall be 
annulled and cancelled. 

To William Coterel. Order to deliver to Matilda, late the wife of 
William le Wyn, and executrix of his will, all the issues of William's lands, 
which were taken into the late king's hands by reason of the quarrel of 
Thomas, late earl of Lancaster, for the time when William Coterel had the 
custody thereof, and the rents and the arrears of ferms of the said lands 
for which answer was not made to the late king, and also the goods and 
chattels of tiie said William le Wyn in his custody, as it was agreed in the 
parliament at Westminster that those who were of the quarrel of tl.e eaid 
earl shall have their lands again, and the ferms, rents, arrears, etc. 



124 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



]^327. Membrane 26 — cont. 

May 12. To Simon de Grymesby, escheator this side Trent. Order not to inter- 

Nottingham, meddle further with the lands of Alice, late the wife of John de Liik', and 
to restore the issues thereof, as the king learns by inquisition taken by John 
de Bolyngbrok, the late king's escheator in cos. Warwick, Leicester, Not- 
tingham, and Derby, that Alice held no lands in chief of the late king on 
the day of her death by reason whereof the custody of her lands ouglit to 
pertain to the king, and that William de Luli' of Breidesale, her kinsman, 
is her next heir and of full age. 

May 10. To the steward of the castle and honour of Knaresburgh, and keeper of 

Nottingham, the cbace there, and to him who supplies his place. Whereas, at the sug- 
gestion of the prelates, earls and barons, and community of the realm in the 
parliament at Westminster that the perambulations made by order of 
Edward I. in his forests and granted and confirmed by him and the late 
king were not observed, and that perambulations in certain of the forests 
had not been made according to the grants of the said kings, the king 
granted that the perambulations aforesaid thus granted and confirmed should 
be held and observed for ever under the metes and bounds contained in the 
late king's letters patent; the king wills that the perambulations that were 
not then made in some of the forests shall be made as quickly as possible 
by his subjects to be appointed for this purpose ; and he now understands 
that although in the fiee chace aforesaid — which he has assigned, together 
with the castle and honour, to Queen Isabella for life — no perambulation 
was made in the times of Edward I. or Edward IE, and although he has 
appointed no men to make such perambulation, nevertheless certain persons 
have made a perambulation in the chace aforesaid by their own authority, 
and have placed bounds and hedges (divisas) in the king's soil there 
Avithout his assent, and chase and take beasts, fell oaks, and presume to do 
other things in places thus put by them outside the chace to the prejudice 
of the king and his mother: the king therefore orders the steward, or him 
Avho supplies his place, to go to the chace in person, and to survey the 
perambulation thus made and the bounds and hedges thus placed, and if he 
tind that any places have been placed outside the chace by the perambulation, 
he is to take them into the chace again, and to cause them to be kept in the 
chace as they were wont to be in the times of the king's grandfather and 
father, until otherwise ordered. By K. & C. 

May 12. To William Trussel, escheator beyond Trent. Order not to distrain the 

Nottingham, prior of Lenton for hi.s fealty for the lands that he holds of the king, as the 
king has taken his fealty. 

To the sheriff of Warwick. Order to restore to Walter de Alsepath, 
dei-k, his lands, goods and chattels, which were taken into the late king's 
hands upon his being charged, before the said king at Warwick, with a 
robbery committed upon Elias le Kellere of London at Colefeld, in the 
confines of that county and of co. Stafford, and with the robbery of a cart- 
load of divers goods of the value of 100/., and with a robbery from Reginald 
Perle of a cartload of cloth of Flanders, price 100/., and of 100/. in money 
by tale at Gaveleyheth near Pencrich, as he has purged his innocence before 
Thomas, bishop of Worcester, the diocesan, to whom he was delivered by 
Geoffrey le Scrop and his fellows, the late king's justices to hold pleas 
before Jiim, in accordance with the custom. 

May 8. To John le Pettour. Order to restore to John de Drayton his goods and 

Nottingham, chattels, which John le Pettour occupied and still detains because John de 
Drayton was of the household of Hugh le Despenser, late earl of Win- 
chester. 

The like to John Marcel, John Jerreyn, and William Wayte. 



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12i 



1327. 

May 12. 
Nottingham. 



May 10. 
Nottingham. 



May 12. 

Nottingham. 



April 22. 
Stamford. 



May 10. 

Nottingham. 



April 18. 
Stamford. 



May 15. 

Nottingham. 



Membrane 26 — cont. 

To Robert Power, chamberlain of Kaernarvan. Order to pay to the 
constables of the castles of North Wales and to the other king's ministers 
of those parts their usual wages and fees. By K. 

To the same. Order to cause the usual fee of the justice of North Wales 
to b(i paid to Richard Dammory, to whom the late king, on 12 December 
last, committed that office, for the time when he was justice. 

To William Trussel, escheator beyond Trent, or to his sub-escheator in 
CO. Nottingham. Order not to intermeddle further with a third of the manor 
of Radeclyve-on-Soar, and to restore the issues thereof, as the king learns 
by an inquisition taken by the sub-escheator by his order that Helewysia, 
late the wife of Thomas de Barkeby, held the aforesaid tliird on the day of 
her death in dower, by assignment made to her in the late king's chancery 
after the death of John Pygot, her former husband, and that Joan, late the 
wife of Peter Pygot, to whom the third ought to revert after Helewysia's 
death by virtue of a line levied before William de Bereford and his fellows, 
the late king's justices of the Bench, has not changed her estate in the said 
third, and that it and the other two parts of the manor are held of the king 
in chief by the service of keeping a goshawk at the king's charges for 
a year. 

To John de Carleton, king's clerk. Order to restore to Robert de 
Ilolden, clerk, his lands, goods and chattels, which were taken into the 
king's hands by John by reason of Robert's adhesion to Hugh le Despenser, 
the younger, and to other rebels against the king and Queen Ii^abella before 
the king's accession, as the king has pardoned him at the request of Henry, 
earl of Lancaster. 

The like to Roger de Swynnerton. 

To the sheriff' of Lincoln. Order to cause a coroner for that county to 
to be elected in place of Richard Thurgar of Spaldyng', who is insufficiently 
qualified. 

To the sheriff of York. Order to cause a verderer for the forest of 
Galtres to be elected in place of Thomas de la Ryver, whom the king has 
amoved from office for insufficient qualification. 

To Roger de Mortuo Mari of Wygemore, justice of Wales. Whereas the 
king has granted him power by his letters patent to amove constables, 
bailiffs, ancl other ministers of the king in that land whom he shall find in- 
sufficient, excepting the two chamberlains there, and to depute other fitting 
persons in their places; the king signifies to him that it was not, and is not, 
his intention that the power thus granted to Roger shall be prejudiced by 
pretext of any commission made by the king to any one of such offices from 
the time of the commission of such power to Roger, but the king wills that 
any oommissiens thus made by him shall be regarded as null. By p.s. [792.] 



Membrane 25. 

May 12. To the sheriff of Northampton. Order to supersede the taking of the 

Nottingham, bodies of Ralph de (sic) Basset and of the men of his company until their 
return from Scotland, whither they are going on the king's service in the 
company of Henry de Lancastria, earl of Lancaster and Leicester, as the 
earl has signified to the king by his letters that Ralph and the said men are 
indicted before the keepers of the peace in that county for entering the 
manor of Buckeby by force and arms, and for committing divers felonies 



125 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



[By p.s. 776.] 
[By p.s. 775.] 



2327. Membrane 25 — cont. 

there, by reason whereof the sheriff intends taking and imprisoning Ralph 
and the said men, wherefore the earl has besought the king to supersede the 
taking of Ralph and the said men until their return. By K. 

May 13. To AVilliam Trussel, escheator beyond Trent. Order not to distrain 

Nottingham. Ricliard de Sancto Andrea for his homage and fealty for the lands that he 
holds of the king, as he has done homage and fealty to the king. 

By p.s. [770.] 
The like in favour of the following : 

Richard son of Jordan de Whitacre, for homage, etc. 

Henry Cotel, for homage. 

The abbot of Battle, for fealty. 

Tlie prior of Lenton. 

Agnes Halybred of Turveye. 

Mauger le Vavasour, for homage. 

Peter Rogerii, abbot of Fecamp, dwelling in parts beyond sea. 

June G. John de Wodhull. By p.s. [901.] 

York. 

June 9. The abbess of Shaftesbury, for fealty. 

York. Mauger le Vavasour, for homage and fealty. 

Thomas Curzon, for fealty. 

June 4. Gilbert Abbot, who married Agnes de Seyn Pere, for fealty, etc. 

York. Robert de Insula, for homage and fealty. 

May 14. To William Trussel, escheator beyond Trent. Order not to intermeddle 

Nottingham, further with a messuage and 40 acres of land in Great VVilburgham, and to 
restore the issues thereof to Joan, late the wife of William Loveday, as the 
king learns by inquisition taken by the escheator that WiUiam and Joan 
held the messuage and land jointly on the day of William's death of the 
gift of Walter, vic«r of the church of that toAvn, by fine levied between 
them in the late king's court, and that the messuage and land are not held 
of the king, and are worth yearly in all issues 20s. 

To the same. Order to assign dower to the aforesaid Joan, late the 
wife of the said William, tenant in chief of the king, upon her taking oath 
not to marry without the king's licence. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause the 
executors of the will of Richard de la Marche, late fermor of J*oriebury 
and Bedemynstre, co. (irloucester, to be discharged of the issues of the 
lands of Thomas de Berkeleye for the time that Richard hid the custody 
thereof, and of the arrears of the ferms of the said lands, which the king 
ordered them to deliver to Thomas, in accordance with the agreement in 
parliament that those who were of the quarrel of Tiiomas, late earl oi' 
Lancaster, should have their lands again, and the issues and arrears of 
ferms, etc., thereof, and Thomas has acknowledged in person in chancery 
that the executors have delivered to him the issues, arrears, and his goods 
and chattels by virtue of the king's order. 

May 13. To the sheriff of Westmoreland. Order to take anew the oaths of office 

Nottiugliam. of tlie coroners in that county who are sufficiently qualified, and to cause 
others to be elected in place of those who are insnlliciently qualified, and to 
take oath of office from those to be thus elected, causing such persons to be 
elected who best know and can attend to the offices, as the king wills that 
the coroners elected in the times of his grandfather and father who are 
sufficiently qualified shall remain in office, and those who are insufficiently 
qualified shall be amoved, and that orher fit and sufficient coroners shall be 
elected in their places. By K. & C. 

The like to all the sheriffs of England. 



1 EDWARD III.— Part II. 127 



1327. Membrane 25 — cant. 

To Adam de Tirewhite, burgess of Beverley. Thomas Alnnayn, mer- 
chant of Amiens, has shewn the king, by petition before him and his 
council, that whereas he came to Beverley with eight barrels of woad 
during the truce between the late king and the king of France, in order to 
trade there with the same, Roger de Somervill, the late king's sheriff of co. 
York, arrested the said woad by reason of the war between the late king 
and the king of France, and afterwards sold it, and delivered the money 
thence arising to the said Adam and to Thomas de Clay and William le 
Lnmbard, burgesses of Beverley, for custody, which sums are still detained 
in their hands under arrest, wherefore he has prayed the king to provide a 
remedy : the king therefore orders Adam to pay to Thomas or to his 
attorney what is in his hands of the aforesaid money. By pet. of C. 

The like to Tliomas do Clay. 

The like to William le Lumbard. 

May 18. To Richard de Whatton and William Bosoun. Order not to intermeddle 

Clipstone. further with the lands that Laura, late the wife of John de Stotevyll, holds 
in dower in co. Nottingham, which were taken into the late king's hands 
because she was born of the power of the king of France, and which are in 
the king's hands by reason of the dissension between the king of France and 
the late king, and to permit her and her men to dispose thereof at her 
pleasure. The king makes this order at the request of Queen Isabella. 

By p.s. 

May 25. To William Trussel, escheator beyond Trent. Order to cause Roger son 

York. of John Husey, kinsman and heir of .JoJinde Berewyk, to have seisin of the 

lands of the said John de Berewyk, as he has proved his age before the 

escheator and the king has taken his homage for the lands that John de 

Berewyk held in chief of the late king. By p.s. 

May 23. To Richard de Mosele, late receiver of the issues of the castle and honour 

York. of Pontefract. Order to deliver to Robert de Raygatc all the issues 
received by Richard from his lands, which were taken into the late king's 
hands by reason of the quarrel of Thomas, late earl of Lancaster, and the 
arrears of the ferms of the said lands for which answer has not been made 
to the late king, and his goods and chattels in Richard's custody, in accord- 
ance with the agreement in parliament that those who were of the said 
quarrel shall have their lands again, and the issues thereof and the arrears 
of ferms, etc. 

May 27. To the treasurer and bai-ons of the exchequer. Order to discharge the 

York. aforesaid Richard of the issues, arrears, and goods and chattels delivered by 
him to Robert by virtue of the preceding order. 

May 2G. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to discharge 

York. Edmund de Nevill, knight, of a fine of 100 marks made by him with the 
late king, as it appears by the tenor of the record and process before the late 
king between him and Edmund concerning a trespass committed upon the 
said king by the latter, which tenor the king has caused to come before him, 
that Edmund made the fine by reason of the quarrel of Thomas, late earl of 
Lancaster, and for other things wherewith he was charginl before Hervey de 
Staunton and his fellows, justices to hold pleas before the said king, and it 
has been agreed in parliament that all fines made with the late king by 
reason of the quarrel aforesaid shall be annidled. 

Vacated because otherwise below. 

To William Trussel, e.schcator beyond Trent. Order not to intermeddle 
further with the manors of Gothurst and Weston, co. Buckingham, and the 
manor of Ccstre, co. Northampton, and to restore the issues thereof to 



128 



CALENDAK OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



May 2G. 
York. 



May 28. 
York. 



1327. Membrane 25 — cont. 

Grace, late the wife of John de Noilariis, as the king learns by inquisition 
taken by the escheator that John and Grace held the manors jointly on the 
day of John's death, to them and to .John's heirs, of the grant of Robert fiz 
Nel by fine levied in the late king's court, and that the manors are not held 
of the king. 

To the same. Order to cause dower of the said John's lands to be 
assigned to Grace, upon her taking oatlx not to marry without the king's 
licence. 

To Simon de Grymesby, escheator this side Trent. Order to deliver to 
William de Wistowe and Agnes his wife, late the wife of Nicholas de Grey, 
the manor of Barton-in-Rydale, and any issues received therefrom, as the 
king learns by inquisition taken by the escheator that Nicholas and Agnes 
held the manor jointly on the day of Nicholas's death, to them and the heirs 
of their bodies, of the gift of John de Kirketon, who enfeoffed them thereof by 
fine levied in the late king's court, and that the manor is held of the king in 
chief by the service of one knight's fee and of rendering 10*. yearly to the 
king towards the fines of the wapentake of Ridale, and that the manor ought 
to remain to Ed. son and heir of Nicholas and Agnes after the death of 
Agnes, and the king has taken the fealty of the said William de Wistowe, 
who has now married Agnes. 

May 31. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to allow to the 

York. bailiffs and men of Ipswich, in the lOOZ. due to them from the king, 40/. for 
the arrears of the ferm of their town for the 19th year of the late king's 

lave an assignment under the exchequer seal 
the new custom in that town, as the king is 
bound to them in the aforesaid 100/. by letters patent under the seal of 
Queen Isabella and under his own seal before his accession, which sum they 
lent to the king, and which the king promised to pay at Easter last, and they 
have restored the said letters into chancery, and they owe 40/. for the 
arrears of their ferm. By p.s. 



reign, and to cause them to 
for the remaining 60/. upon 



June 2. 
York. 



July 7. 
Topcliffe. 



June 2. 
York. 



Membrane 24. 

To the sheriff' of York. Order to receive anew the oaths of office of the 
verderers in the forests in that county who are sufficiently qualified, and to 
cause other verderers to be elected in place of those who are insufficiently 
qualified, and to receive the oaths of such new verderers, causing such 
persons to be elected as best know and can attend to the ofiice, as the king 
wilb that the verderers who were elected in the times of his grandfather 
and father who are sufficiently qualified shall remain in office, and those 
who are insufficiently qualified shall be removed from office. 

The like to the sheriff of Nottingham and the sheriff of Cumberland under 
the same date. 

The like to the sherifT of Wilts for the forest of Claryndon. 

The like to the sheriff of Wilts for tlie forests of Pewesham, Mefkesham 
(5ic), and Savernak, which Queen Isabella holds for life. 

To William Tracy, late slieriff of Gloucester. Order to cause all the 
lands that belonged to Hugh le Despenser, late earl of Winchester, and 
Hugh le Despenser, the younger, in that county, Avhich carae to the late 
king's hands by their forfeiture, to be delivered to the sheriff of that 
county. 



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1327. Membrane 24 — cont. 

June 2. To William Trussel, escheator beyond Trent. Order to cause dower to 

York. be assigned to Katherine, late the wife of William de Putton, tenant in 
chief, upon her taking oath not to marry without the king's licence. 

May 28. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to discharge 

York. Edmund de Nevyll, knight, of the remainder of two fines of 115 marks 
made by liim with the late king, as it appears by the tenor of the record and 
process of a suit that was before the late king between him and Edmund, 
which tenor tiie king has caused to come before him, that Edmund made 
two fines vvrith the said king containing 115 marks by reason of the quarrel 
of Thomas, late earl of Lancaster, and for other things charged upon him 
before Henry (sic) de Staunton and his fellows, late justices to hold pleas 
before the late king, of which sum Edmund says he has paid 20^., and it 
was agreed in parliament that all fines made with the late king by reason 
of the said quarrel shall be annulled. 

May 26. To the sheriff of Stafford. Order to cause a verderer for Cannok forest 

York. to be chosen in place of William de Freford, who is incapacitated by illness 
and infirmity. 

June 2. To the chamberlain of Kaermerdyu. Order to cause Dynevor castle to be 

York. provided with victuals suitably, charging Edmund Hakelut, the constable, 
with the victuals aforesaid by indenture, as the king understands that there 
are no victuals therein for its munition. By K, 

To tlie same. Order to pay to the aforesaid Edmund, to whom the late 
king committed the custody of the said castle for life, the arrears of his 
wages for such custody, and to pay him his wages hereafter. 

May 15. To the mayor and sheriffs of London. Order to admit John de Shirburn 

Xottingham. to the office of coroner in that city, when required by Richard de la Pole, 

the king's butler, to whom the office pertains, as Richard cannot execute the 

said office in person, and has substituted John in his place, because he is 

attending to divers affair;; of the king's in various parts of the realm. 

June 3. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Juliana de Leybourne, 

York. the heiress of Ralph de Sandwyco, has shewn the king that whereas Ralph 
at his death was bound to the king's progenitors in many accounts and debts, 
which are now exacted from her at the exchequer, and Ralph's executors, 
when accounting at the late king's exchequer for the time when Ralph was 
constable of the Tower of London, had a surplus of 255/. 12s. 3c/., which 
were not afterwards allowed to her or any one else, she prays that the king 
will order this surplus to be allowed to her in the aforesaid debts : the king 
therefore orders the treasurer and barons to inform themselves concerning 
the surplus aforesaid, and concerning the debts due from Ralph at his death 
for the arrears of accounts rendered and that are still to be rendered, and for 
other debts whatsoever, and to cause Juliana, as his heiress, to have allow- 
ance for the surplus aforesaid in the said debts ; provided that if Juliana be 
bound to the king in any debt for Ralph beyond the said allowance, it shall 
be levied for the king's use. By K. 

. May 29. To William Trussel, escheator beyond Trent. Although, because it was 

York. found by the tenor of a fine levied in the late king's court, before William 

de Bereford and his fellows, justices of the Bench, in the 5th year of his 

.■ : , . r^igDj between William Tuchet, demandant, and Bartholomew de Badeles- 

mere, deforciant, concerning the manor of Welle, co. Hertford, a transcript 
whereof the king caused to come into chancery, that William acknowledged 
the manor to be the right of Bartholomew as of his gift, and that Bartholo- 

•- ; mew granted the manor to William and the heirs of his body, to be held of 

Ji;.. Bartholomew, and the king understood .that the .manor ought to remain 

86079. J 



130 CALENDAK OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1327. Membrane 24 — cont. 

in hia hands in name of wardship by virtue of the said fine by reason of the 
minority of Giles, son and heir of Bartholomew, because William died with- 
out an heir of his body, and ordered the said escheator to take with him 
Robert son of John de Lufewyk and to take the manor into the king's 
hands, and to cause it to be kept safely until otherwise ordered ; as, how- 
ever, it is found by part of a fine levied in the late king's court befoi e his 
justices of the Bench, in the third year of his reign, between the aforesaid 
William and Ellen de Danarston, demandants, and William de Goldyngton 
and Margaret his wife, impedients, concerning the aforesaid manor, which 
part has been shewn before the king in chancery, that William de Goldyng- 
ton and Margaret acknowledged the manor to be the right of the said 
William Tuchet as what he and Ellen had of their gift, to have to 
William Tuchet and Ellen and William's heirs, and it is found by an inqui- 
sition taken by the escheator by the king's order that William Tuchet and 
Ellen held the manor jointly on the day of William's death by virtue of the 
fine aforesaid, the king orders the escheator to supersede entirely the taking 
of the manor into his hands, and, if he have already done so, to restore it and 
the issues thereof to the said Ellen, to hold according to the aforesaid fine. 

May 31. To Simon de Grymesby, escheator this side Trent. Order to pay to 

York. Ralph de Hastinges the arrears of 8 marks yearly from the time of Simon's 
appointment out of the issues of two parts of the manor of Thorpbasset, and 
to pay him that sum yearly for so long as Simon shall have the custody of 
the two parts of the manor, in accordance with the late king's order [as at 
page 231 of the previous volume of this Calendar^ 

May 2A, To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause Gilbert de 

York. Suth worth to be discharged of an amercement of 15/. for not coming to the 
late king's exchequer to render his account of the time when he was sheriff 
of Lancaster, as the king has pardoned him this amercement, because it is 
testified before him that on the said day Gilbert was so ill that he could not 
labour. By p.s. [830J. 

June 2. To William Husey. Order to deliver to Roger son of John Husey, kins- 

York, man and heir of John de Berewyk, the manor of Heggecourt, which is of 
Roger's inheritance, and which is in William's custody by demise from 
Master Gilbert de Middelton, archdeacon of Northampton, to whom the 
late king committed the manor during Roger's minority, as the king has 
taken Roger's homage for the lands that the said John de Berewyk held in 
chief of the late king, Roger having proved his age before William Trussel, 
escheator beyond Trent. 

To William de la Becche. Order to deliver to the aforesaid Roger the 
manors of Thoppesfeld and Northyngton, of his inheritance, which are in 
William's custody by the late king's commission. 

June 7. To the sherifi^of Lincoln. Order to cause the abbot of Swynesheved to 

York. have seisin of a messuage, 4 acres of land, and an eighth of an acre of 
meadow in Great Hale, as the king learns by inquisition taken by the sheriff 
that they were held of the abbot by John son of Elias le Couper, who was 
hanged for felony, and that they were in the late king's hands for a year and 
a day, and that Matthew Broun, the late king's sub-escheator in that county, 
had the late king's year, day, and waste thereof, and ought to answer to the 
king for the same. 

June 6. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. W. bishop of Norwich 

York. has shewn the king, by petition before him and his council, that whereas the 
late king was bound by letters patent under his privy seal to Walter de 
Goswyk, merchant and burgess of Berwick-on-Tweed, now deceased, in 
575 marks, and the bishop, before he became bishop, satisfied Walter by the 
late king's will, and the bishop was satisfied for 100 marks only of this sum 



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in the late king's time, and he has prayed the king to order payment of the 
remaining 475 marks to be made to him, notwithstanding that the aforesaid 
letters do not say who ought to be charged with this sum against the kii\g : 
the king therefore orders the treasurer and barons to view the said letters, 
and to cause assignment to be made to the bishop for the remainder of the 
said sum upon wardships and marriages, or to cause suitable satisfaction to 
be made to him otherwise, notwithstanding that the aforesaid letters do not 
say who ought to be charged with the money. By pet. of C. 

June 9. To "William Trussel, escheator beyond Trent. Order not to intermeddle 

York. further with the manors of Mildenhale and Greywelle, and to restore the 
issues thereof, as the king learns by inqui.sition taken by the escheator that 
John de Meriet held them on the day of his death by the courtesy of Eng- 
land of the inheritance of Mary, his late wife, and that Reginald de Mohun, 
the late lord of the manors, gave them to William his son, to him and the 
heirs of his body, and that Eleanor and Mary, William's daughters, died 
without heirs of their bodies, and that the manors ought to revert to John 
de Mohun, kinsman and heir of the said Reginald, by the form of the gift 
aforesaid, and that the manor of Greywelle is held of the castle of Odiham, 
in Queen Isabella's hands, by divers services, and that the manor of Milden- 
hale is held of the earl of Salisbury as parcel of the manor of Aldebourne by 
the service of a moiety of a knight's fee. 

June 8. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Henry, son and heir of 

York. John de Grey, tenant in chief of the late king, has shewn the king, by 
petition before him and his council, that whereas he stayed in the l^,te king's 
service in Gascony from the feast of St. Peter ad Vincula, in the I7th year 
of his reign, until the feast of St. Mary Magdalene following, during Avhich 
time his father died, to wit at the feast of SS. Simon and Jude, and Henry 
could not forthwith leave the said king's service to prosecute his seisin of 
the lands that descended to him in inheritance after his father's death, as 
the custom is, and Richard de Grey, to whom the late king committed the 
custody of the said lands, rendering therefor 500 marks yearly to the 
exchequer, had the lands at ferm from 15 March, in the l7th year, until the 
said feast of St. Mary following, and answered to the late king for nothing 
for that time, and Henry has prayed the king to cause what is due from 
Richard for the aforesaid time to be restored to him ; the king, in 
consideration of the damages sustained by Henry in the said service and of 
his grateful service to him and his father, has granted to him what is thus 
owing by Richard to the exchequer, and he therefore orders the treasurer 
and barons to cause to be levied and paid to him what they shall find to be 
due from Richard for the said time. By K. and pet. of C. [144S1]. 

June 3. To the same. Thomas de Sancto Albano, canon of Southwell (SuweW), 

York. and William son of Robert de Grenefeld, executors of the will of Master 
William de Grenefeld, sometime archbishop of York, have shewn the king, 
by their petition before him and his council, that whereas after the arch- 
bishop's death the keepers of the temporalities of the archbishopric, in the 
late king's hands by reason of the voidance, took the goods and chattels that 
belonged to the archbishop to the value of 617/. into the late king's hands, 
and no payment has been made to the executors for the same, although the 
keepers rendered their account of the said goods and chattels at ' the 
exchequer, and 100s. for a chantry in Ripon, 88/. lis. 5^d. for a fifteenth 
granted to the late king in the first year of his reign by the clergy of the 
province of York, and 100/. for an aid of I2d. in the mark granted to the 
late king in the 7th year of his reign are now exacted from the executors 
by summons of the exchequer, and they have prayed the king to cause these 
■ sums to be allowed to them in the aforesaid 617/. : the king orders the 

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treasurer and barons to examine the account rendered by the aforesaid 
executors {sic) for the goods and chattels, and if they find that the said 
617/. are withheld from the executors as is aforesaid, they are to allow the 
sums above specified to the executors in the said 617/. 

Vacated, because otherwise in the third year. 



Membrane 23. 

June 10. To William Trussel, escheator beyond Trent. Order to cause dower to 

York. be assigned to Isabella, late the wife of Henry de Notingham, tenant by 
knight service of the heir of Roger Beler, tenant in chief of the late king, a 
minor in the king's wardship. 

June 8. To L. bishop of Durham. The king lately — upon being given to 

York. understand that the bishop had entered the manor of Hert and the lauds 
pertaining to It, in the king's hand?, by force and arms, and had occupied 
the king's goods and chattels found therein, and had levied the issues, ferms, 
and rents pertaining to the king for his own use — ordered the bi.shop to 
cause to be corrected and amended what had been attempted by him or his 
men against the king in his behalf, and to cause to be restored to the king's 
keepers there the goods and chattels, issues, ferms, and rents received by 
the bishop or his men, and to certify the king of his proceedings ; and the 
bishop has signified to the king that he had ordered his ministers not to 
intermeddle with the manors and tenements in any way, and to restore to 
the king's keepers any goods and chattels, or issues, ferms or rents thus 
occupied or levied by them, and that if they refused to do so, he would him- 
self cause the premises to be done, and would cause any excesses committed 
by his ministers to be corrected and amended, and that the gootis found in 
tlie manor and lands, the issues, ferms, and rents had not come in any way 
to his hands or profit : as the bishop's ministers have not yet restored the 
manor and lands and issues, ferms, and rents, as the king is given to under- 
stand, he again orders the bishop to cause the manor and lands, and the 
goods and chattels, and the issues, ferms, and rents received by his ministers 
to be restored without delay to Robert de Clifford, to whom the king has 
committed the custody of the manor, lands, and tenements aforesaid, or to 
William Fauvel and Thomas de Wheteleye, attorneys of the said Robert in 
this behalf, so that it may not behove the king to apply a heavier hand, in 
the bishop's default. 

June 9. To William Trussel, escheator beyond Trent. Order not to intermeddle 

York. further with a messuage and a carucate of land of William de Chevereston 
in Shupton, and to restore the issues thereof, as Robert de Bikkemore, late 
escheator in cos. Somerset, Dorset, Devon, and Cornwall, has returned to 
the king that he took the messuage and land into the king's hands because 
Emma de Gorges, who held them of the king as of the honour of Crist- 
chirch, in the king's hands, enfeofted the said William thereof without the 
king's licence. 

June 6. To the same. Order to cause a third of the manor of Somerford Keynes, 

York. which manor is of the yearly value of 12/. 17*. 6d., and a third of the manor 
of Chelworth, which manor is of the yearly value of 103s. 4^d., and a third 
of 10 marks of yearly rent in Piriton and Chelworth to be assigned and 
dehvered to Eleanor de Kaynes, late the wife of Robert de Kaynes, as the 
king haa assigned the same to her in dower, in response to her petition, 
because he learned by inquisition taken by the escheator that ihe said 
Robert, in the time of Edward I., after his marriage with Eleanor, enfeoffed 
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and that they were taken into the late king's hands by Hugh's forfeiture, 
and are still in the king's hands for this reason. 

May 31. To the same. Order not to intermeddle further with the manor of 

York. Utrgele, co. Essex, as the king learns by inquisition taken by John de 
Blomvill, late escheator in cos, Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridge, Huntingdon, 
Essex, and Hertford, that William Tochet held no lands in chief of the late 
king at his death, but that he was seised of the said manor in his demesne 
as of fee, and that it is held of John de Claveryng by the service of a 
knight's fee, and that Richard Tochet, William's brother, is his next heir 
and is of full ajre. 



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June 5. To John de Orreton, Robert de Barton, John <le Skeltou, Anthony de 

York. Lucy, and Adam de Hoperton. Order to continue until the king's return 
from the north, or until otherwise ordered, the plea commenced between 
Alexander de Moubray and Walter, abbot of Fountains, and others named in 
the original writ, by virtue of the king's appointment of the said John, 
Robert, and John, as his justices to hear and determine a trespass committed 
upon Alexander at Castelbrig by the abbot and others, the king having 
afterwards associated Anthony and Adam with the aforesaid justices, as the 
king now understands that many of those indicted of the said trespass before 
John, Robert, and John are setting out in the king's service against the 
Scotch rebels, and the king considers that his expedition may be retarded by 
such indictments. 

May 28. To Simon de Gryme[s]by, escheator this side Trent. Order not to inter- 

York, meddle further with a messuage, three tofts, 80 acres of land, and 7 acres of 
meadow in Iselbek, or with the extent of the same, and to restore the issues 
received thence since Wednesday {dip. Martii) after the Exaltation of the 
Holy Cross last to John son of John de Iselbek, if they be in the king's 
hands by reason of the dis.seisin and occupation mentioned below, as John 
has shewn the idng that Ingelram de Beuver, the late king's sub-escheator 
in CO. York, disseised him of the said tenements, which (Gilbert de Stapelton, 
then escheator in that county, occupied by virtue of this disseisin in the late 
king's name, and Gilbert delivered them to Thomas de Burgh, afterwards 
the late king's escheator there, and Thomas afterwards demised them to 
John de Redyngges, rendering therefor 30s. yearly to the late king, and 
that, although the said John son of John recovered the premises against the 
said Ingelram and John de Redyngges by the recognition of an assize of 
novel disseisin before William de Herle and his fellows, the late king's 
justices to take assizes in that county, and holds them at present, neverthe- 
less the aforesaid Simon exacts the extent of them from him and molests 
him concerning his possession, and it appears by the record and process of 
the assize, which the king has caused to come before him, that John son of 
John recovered the said lands against Ingelram and John de Redyngges on 
the Wednesday {die Mercurii) aforesaid. 

June 1. To John le Porter. Order to deliver to Richard Tuchet, brother and 

York. heir of William Tuchet, all the issues and arrears of ferms received by him 
from the lands of the said William, who was of the quarrel of Thomas, late 
earl of Lancaster, for which answer has not been made to the late king, in 
accordance with the agreement in the parliament at Westminster for restitu- 
tion to those who were of the said quarrel. 

June 12. To the treasurer and chamberlains. William Andreu, merchant of 

York. Mountpeliers, has shewn the king that whereas he caused divers sorts of 

spices and other wares for sale, to the value of 154/. 13^. Oc?., to be brought 

into England in time of peace, the spices and wares were taken at Porcestre 

' : by certain mariners of the late king, and were afterwards delivered to 



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; ^ Thomas de Usflete, then clerk of the said king's great wardrobe, by 

Robert de Holdene and Godfrey de Rudham by the late king's order, and, 
although the spices and wares came to the late king's profit, he has not 
been satisfied for them in any way, wherefore he has prayed the king to 
provide a remedy : as the said Thomas, being addressed concerning the 
premises before the king in chancery, has acknowledged that he received 
9 bales of ' drogges ' of ' spicerie,' price 40/. ; 8^ bales of ' pioignie,' 
price 6/. \Qs. Od.; 15 bales of gingerbread {gingebred') and pignolat 
(pgonade), price 401. ; a bale and a half of ' fenoille,' price 155. ; a bale of 
anniseed, price 20s. ; a bale of licorice juice (jtidelicoriz), price 18s. ; two 
barrels of honey, price 50s. ; 184 empty boxes, price 40s., of the spices and 
wares aforesaid, and sold them by the late king's order to Raymund de 
Burdeaux of London, ' spicer,' for 93/. 19s. Od., to be paid to the late king's 
exchequer, and also that he received 2,262 lbs. of almonds, 105 lbs. of 
' pynes,' 2 bales of gingerbread (gingebred') and pignolat (pgonade), and 
57 flaskets {flasketta) for the expenses of the said king's household, where- 
with he is charged in his account of the 18th year of the reign rendered in 
the exchequer, and that the said almonds, ' pynes,' ginger, and pyony, and 
flaskets were worth 27/. 4s. It/., and that William has not yet been satisfied 
for any of the spices and wares aforesaid, the king orders the treasurer and 
chamberlains to pay the said 93/. 19s. Od. and 27/. 4s. \d. to the said 
William, or to his attorney in this behalf. By K. 

June 9. To the mayor of the city of York. The king learns from the complaints 

York. of the native and alien merchants frequenting the staple of wool, hides, and 
wool-fells in the city of York that, although they have bought wool, hides, 
and wool-fells in the aforesaid staple, and have stayed there, and have done 
what they ought to do according the ordinance of the staple, nevertheless 
they are not permitted to go to other places with their wares, because they 
have not letters testimonial of the mayor of that staple, and cannot have 
such letters because no one has yet been made mayor of that staple, where- 
fore they have prayed the king to provide a remedy : the king therefore 
orders the mayor of the city to cause his letters testimonial to be made 
under the seal of office of the said staple, which seal is in his custody, for 
all merchants coming to that staple when they have done what ought to be 
done according to the ordinance of the staple. The king wills that 
credence shall be given to such letters until a mayor of that stsiple shall be 
made, or until otherwise ordered, and that the letters shall be allowed by 
the receivers of his customs {customarios) and by his other ministers. 

By K. & C. 

June 10. To the collectors of the custom of wool, hides, and wool-fells in the port 
York. of Kyngeston-on-HuU. Order to permit the aforesaid merchants to take 
their wool, hides, and wool-fells to parts beyond sea, when they learn by 
the aforesaid mayor's letters testimonial under the seal of the said staple 
that the merchants have been in the staple and have there done what ought 
to be done according to the ordinance of the staple ; provided that wool, 
hides, and wool-fells that have not been in the said staple shall not be taken 
to parts beyond sea. By K. & C. 

June 15. To the justiciary of Ireland. Order not to grant any letters of pardon 

York. for felonies in the king's name without the assent of the whole of the king's 
council there, and not to cause any prisoner or hostage taken in the time of 
John Darcy, late justiciary of Ireland, and detained in prison at the time of 
John's return from those parts, to be relea-ed except according to the law 
and custom of those parts or by the assent of the whole council. By K. 

"--• To the treasurer of Ireland. Order to make payments, terms of pay- 

ment [atterminaciones), and respites of the king's debts in Ireland by the 



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advice and assent of Nicholas Fastolf, as the king wills that Nicholas shall 
supervise them, and he has ordered Nicholas to aid and counsel the treasurer 
in these matters. By K. 

June 15. To Nicholas Fastolf. Order to aid and counsel the treasurer of Ireland 
York. as above. By K. 

June 16. To William Trussel, escheator beyond Trent. Order not to intermeddle 
York. further with two parts of the manor of Upwymbourne, co. Dorset, and two 
parts of the manor of Kynsteueston, in the same county, and to restore any 
issues received thence from the time of the death of Edmund de Plescy, as 
the king learns by inquisition taken by the escheator that Edmund and 
Matilda his wife held on the day of his death the two parts of the manor of 
Upwymbourne jointly of the feoffment of William de Littelton, vicar of the 
church of Caneford, made to them and Edmund's heirs, and by fine levied 
in the late king's court, and that they held on the said day the two parts of 
the manor of Kynsteueston of the feoffment of John de Gretelyngton, chap- 
lain, made to them and to Nicholas, their son, and to Nicholas's heirs, and 
by fine levied in the late king's court, and that the former manor is held of 
Elizabeth de Burgh and the latter manor is held of John de Warenna, 
earl of Surrey. 

June 17. To John de Crumbwell, keeper of the Forest this side Trent, or to him 

York. who supplies his place. Order to deliver John de Sancto Licio of Stoke and 
Andrew his brother, imprisoned at Notyngham for trespass of venison in 
Shirwood forest, to twelve mainpernors for each of them, who shall under- 
take to have them before the justices in eyre for Forest pleas in co. Not- 
tingham to stand to right concerning the said trespass. 

June 20. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Robert Banyard has 

York. shewn the king that whereas he was assigned in the late king's time to 
deliver gaols in cos. Norfolk and Suffolk, and to make inquisitions and 
other offices in those counties, and has laboured in these offices for four 
years at his own cost, and divers emoluments have come to the exchequer 
from fines, amercements, and issues forfeited before him, he has received no 
money for his fee from the late king or from the present king, and he has 
prayed the king to cause some remission to be made to him in the debts due 
from him to the exchequer, in consideration of his labour : the king there- 
fore orders the treasurer and bai'ons to consider the time during which 
Robert has served the king and his father in the said offices, and the profits 
that have come to the exchequer from his labour, and to cause him to have 
such pardon or remuneration in the debts due from him as shall seem fit 
according to their discretion, and as they shall find was done to others in 
like case. 



Membrane 22. 

June 8. Agnes, wife of Adam de Stanleye, imprisoned at Knaresburgh for the 

York. death of John son of Adam de Stanleye, has letters to the sheriff of York 
to bail her until the first assize. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. John de Siggeston has 
shewn the king, by petition before him and his council, that the king owes 
him divers sums of money for his fee and wages of the time when he was 
in the late king's service in the marches of Scotland, as appears by certain 
bills of the late king's wardrobe in his possession, and he is indebted to the 
king in divers sums at the exchequer, and he has prayed the king to cause 
the money due to him for his fee and wages to be allowed to him in the 



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1327. Membrane 22 — cont. 

debts due to the exchequer : the king therefore orders the treasurer and 
barons to examine the aforesaid bills and to search the rolls and memoranda 
of the exchequer, and to allow to John in the said debts what they shall 
find to be due to him for his fee and wages aforesaid. By pet. of C. [15467]. 

June 10. To Simon de Grymesby, escheator this side Trent. Order to cause the 

York. head of the king's pond at Clipston to be repaired by the view and testimony 
of Robert de Clipston, bailiff of the manors and town of Clipston, as the 
king understands that the said head is so weakened by flood (cretinafn) and 
overcharging of the water that it is feared that it will be broken and the 
fish in the pond will be lost, unless it be speedily repaired. By p.s. [9J0]. 

June 9. To Walter Wogan, escheator in Ireland. The king has assigned to 

York. Margaret, late the wife of Bartholomew de Badelesmere, aunt {amila) and 
co-heiress of Thomas son of Richard de Clare, tenant in chief of the late 
king in Ireland, the following of the knights' fees of the said Thomas : a fee 
in Blentirlethan, which Richard de Caunteton holds, of the yearly value of 
60s. ; a fee in Gortelgyn, which Thomas son and heir of Robert de Lesse 
holds, of the yearly value of 201. ; a fee in Offer wes, which James Ketyng' 
holds, of the yearly value of 10/. ; a quarter of a fee in Cachusshok, which 
Richard son of John holds, of the yearly value of 405. ; three fees in 
Le Ninch, which John son of John le Poer holds, of the yearly value of 
100s. ; a quarter of a fee in Robertescastel, which Nesta de Doundeveneld 
holds, of the yearly value of 10/. : to have as her purparty, which the king 
has rendered to her. The king has also assigned to her the following of 
the knights' fees that Isabella, late the wife of Grilbert de Clare, holds in 
dower or for term of her life of the aforesaid inheritance, after Isabella's 
death : three fees in Roskelan, which the heir of Gilbert le Waleys of 
Roskelan holds, of the yearly value of 10 marks; a moiety of a fee in 
Gleumans, which Richard Cantok holds, of the yearly value of 40s. He 
has also assigned to Margaret the following of the fees that Emelina, late 
the wife of Maurice son of Maurice, holds in dower or for term of life of the 
said inheritance, after Emelina's death : 1^ fees in OfFerwes, which Thomas 
de Dene holds, of the yearly value of 10 marks ; a fee in Colagiikerduf, 
which Andrew Lercedeakne hold.s, of the yearly value of 40s. He has also 
assigned to Margaret the following of the fees that Joan, late the wife of 
Richard de Clare, holds in dower or for term of her life of the said 
inheritance, after .Joan's death : a sixth of a fee in Brounry, which Patrick 
de Losse holds, of the yearly value of 100s. ; a twentieth of a fee in 
Shandir, which James Cromp holds, of the yearly value of 16s. The king 
therefore orders the escheator to deliver to Margaret or to her attorney the 
fees that belonged to the said Thomas, her kinsman, on the day of his 
death, and to deliver to her the said fees held in dower or for term of life, 
to be entered after the death of Isabella, Emelina, and Joan. 

To the same. The king has assigned to the aforesaid Margaret the 
following of the advowsons of the said Thomas, as her purparty : the 
advowson of the church of Ardrahyn, of the yearly value of 10 marks. He 
also assigned to her the advowson of the church of YoghuU, with the 
vicarage of that church, of the yearly value of 30/., which Emelina 
de Longespeye, late the wife of Maurice son of Maurice, holds in dower or 
for term of her life, after the death of Emelina. The king therefore orders 
the escheator to deliver to Margaret the advowson of Ardrahyn, and to 
assign to her the advowson of Yoghill with the vicarage, to be entered after 
Emelina's death. 

flune 10. To Henry de Hambury. Order not to intermeddle wiSli holding pleas 

York. before the chief justiciary of Ireland, although the king lately appointed him 

to hold the said pleas during pleasure, as he has signified to the king that 



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he cannot attend to the execution of this office without great damage, 
by reason of the arduous affairs touching him in this realm. By K. 

To Thomas le fuitz Johan, earl of Kyldare, justiciary of Ireland. Order 
to appoint some one to hold pleas before the king {sic) in the said Henry's 
place until otherwise ordered by the king. 

June 2. To the sheriff of Buckingham. Order to cause the liberty of the town 

York. of Neuportpaynel, taken by him into the king's hands, to be replevied to 
Joan Butetourt until further orders, as the king wishes to shew her special 
grace concerning the taking of the liberty into his hands. 

June 8. To the treasurer and chamberlains. Whereas lately — at the petition of 

York. Master Geoffrey de Eytou, clerk, before the king and his council, suggest- 
ing that Kalph Restwald, late constable of Walinford castle, took seven 
quarters of Geoffrey's wheat at Upton, price 71., by colour of his bailiwick 
and without warrant, and that Ralph acknowledged before the treasurer 
and barons that he had taken from Geoffrey, by virtue of a commision of 
the late king to provide victuals for the said castle, which commission he 
then produced, seven quarters of wheat, price 60s. 8c?., and made a tally for 
that sum to Geoffrey, because he had no warrant by the commission for 
making any payment for the victuals, wherefore Ralph went without 
day and Geoffrey was told to sue against the late king in this behalf, if he 
saw fit — the king ordered the treasurer and barons to certify him in 
chancery of the whole process before them between Geoffrey and Ralph in 
this matter, and it is found by their certificate that Ralph acknowledged 
before them that he took the seven quarters as is aforesaid, which were 
then appraised at 60^. 8c?,, and that he made a tally for that sum to Geoffrey, 
and that he had no order or warrant to make any payment for the corn, and 
it was decided as above by the barons: as Geoffrey has now besought the 
king to cause payment of the said money to be made to him, the king 
orders the treasurer and chamberlains to pay him the said 60s. 8c?. 

June 4. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Whereas the king learns 

York. that Alan de Eccle^ton owes him 12Z. lO*. Od. for a fine made with the 
late king before Hervey de Staunton and his fellows, justices appointed to 
make inquiry concerning divers trespasses in co. Lancaster, for certain 
trespasses wherewith he was charged, and that he is unable to pay that sum 
at present, the king orders the treasurer and barons to have consideration 
of the lands, goods and chattels that Alan has at present, and to the 
quantity of the aforesaid debt, and to cause it to be atterrained according 
to their discretion and the form of the ordinance made in the late parliament 
at Westminster concerning the attermination of such debts. 

June 15. To William Trussel, escheator beyond Trent. Order to cause dower to 

York. be assigned to Matilda, late the wife of Edmund de Plescy, tenant in chief, 
upon her taking oath not to marry Avithout the king's licence. 

May 26. To William de Tatham. Order to deliver to John de Kynardeseye, 

York. Michael de Meldou, and Elias de Stapelton. executors of the will of 
Thomas, late earl of Lancaster, the wanLhips, marriages, and forms, and 
lands that were in the earl's hands, when his lauds were taken into the late 
kinj^'s hands by reason of his quarrel, by reason of the minority of heirs 
in his custody, and the bodies of such heirs, and all issues from the said 
lands for the time when William had the custody of the lands by the late 
king's commission, and the arrears of ferms and lands for which answer was 
not made to the late king, and the earl's goods and chattels in his custody, 
for the execution of tire earl's will, in accordance with the agreement in 



138 CALENDAE OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



]327. Membrane 22 — cont. 

parliament that those who were of the eai'l's quarrel shall have their lands 
again, and the issues and arrears of ferms, etc., and goods and chattels. 
The like to Bertrand Mountbochier. 

To Gilbert de Suthworth, late sheriff of Lancaster. Order to deliver to 
the aforesaid executors all the money levied by him of the debts due to the 
said earl for the late king's use by reason of the quarrel aforesaid, for which 
answer has not been made to the late king, and all goods and chattels of the 
earl still in his custody, of the time when he was the late king's sheriff in 
that county. 

To Simon de Grymesby, escheator this side Trent. Order not to inter- 
meddle further with a cottage in Ravenserod, as the king learns by 
inquisition taken by the escheator that Matilda Morkel held it on the day 
of her death of the king in chief as of the honour of Albemarle, which is 
in the hands of Queen Isabella, by the service of 6c?. yearly for all service, 
and that Cicely, Nicholaa, and Constance, daughters of Isabella Morkel, 
Matilda's sister, are her next heirs and of full age. 

June 17. To the sheriff of Wilts. Order to cause thirty oaks to be felled in the 

York. forest of Bocholte and carried to Ambresbury every year, for the use of 
Mary, a nun of Fontevrault, the king's aunt, staying at Ambresbury, for so 
long as she shall stay there, out of the issues of his bailiwick, in accordance 
with the grant of Edward I., her father, of twenty oaks from that forest 
for her fire in her chamber so long as she should stay at Ambresbury, 
and of ten oaks in addition for the same purpose, the said king having 
granted that the sheriff of Wilts for the time being should cause the oaks 
to be felled and carried to Ambresbury. 

To the same. Order to find carriage for ten tuns of wine yearly from 
Southampton to Ambresbury when required by the said Mary or any one 
on her behalf, in accordance with the late king's grant to her, in part pay- 
ment of 100 marks that he had previously granted to her in aid of her 
maintenance, of ten tuns of wine yearly, by the hands of his butler or of 
him who supplies the butler's place in Southampton, out of his right prise 
in that port, to wit each tun of the value of 40*., for her life, and his grant 
that the sheriff of that county should find carriage for the same from 
Southampton to Ambresbury. The sheriff is also ordered to pay her the 
arrears of 20/. 13s. 4rf. yearly, which the late king granted to her for life 
by the hands of the sheriff of that county, and to pay her that sum yearly 
henceforth out of the issues of that county. 

June 16. To William Trussel, escheator beyond Trent. Order not to distrain 
York. Elizabeth, abbess of Elnestowe, for fealty for the lands that she holds of the 
king, as she has done fealty to the king. 

June 20. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to allow to John 
York. de Tumby and Robert But, in their account of the custom of wool, hides, 
and wool-fells in the port of Boston, 200/. paid by them to Peter de 
Besatz, in execution of the king's order [as at page 73 aftore], as appears 
by Peter's letters of acquittance, which he has acknowledged in chancery in 
person. 

June 25. To the chancellor of Ireland. Order to order the treasurer and 

York. chamberlains of the king's exchequer there, by writs of liberate under the 

king's seal, to pay to the Friars Minors of that land such alms as they were 

wont to receive in the late king's time, from the time of the king's 

accession. 

The like in favour of the Friars Preachers. 



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1327. Membrane 22 — cont. 

To William Triissel, escheator beyond Trent. Order not to distrain 
Ralph, abbot of Preaux, who dwells in parts beyond sea, for fealty for the 
lands that he holds of the king in England, as he has done fealty to the 
king. 

The like in favour of the following : 
Thomas de Grenham. 

Matilda, late the wife of William de Lodelowe. 
The abbess of St. Mary's, Winchester, for fealty, etc. 



Membrane 21. 

June 27. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause to be 

York. allowed to Gilbert de Suthworth, late sheriff of the lute and present kings 

in CO. Lancaster, in the arrears of his account, as much of his usual fee for 

the time of his office as they shall find has been allowed to other sheriffs of 

that county at the exchequer. 

June 30. To Simon de Grymesby, escheator this side Trent. Order to cause a 
York. a third of a messuage in York that belonged to William de Useburn of 
York to be assigned and delivered to Alice, late the wife of the said 
William, as the king has assigned the said third to her in dower, because 
he learns by inquisition taken by Henry le Scrop and Adam de Hoperton, in 
the presence of Edmund le Maryner, keeper of the messuage, that William 
enfeoffed the late king of the said messuage after his marriage with Alice, 
and that the messuage is now in the king's hands, and that Alice did not 
remit or quit-claim her dower of that messuage to anyone, and did not 
receive any lands from anyone in recompence for her dower, and that the 
messuage is worth 2\s. yearly in all issues, and A.lice has prayed the king 
to cause dower of the same to be assigned to her. 

June 16. To John de Ros. Order not to intermeddle in any way with the goods 
York. and chattels or corn of Robert de Morby in the manor of Thuramnhall {sic), 
CO. York, which manor belonged to Hugh le Despenser, the younger, and 
which the king committed to Robert on 7 February last, from Michaelmas 
preceding to Michaelmas next, when the king granted to him all his corn 
growing in the manor and all other goods and chattels therein, on condition 
that Robert should answer for the goods and chattels at the exchequer, and 
to permit Robert to dispose of the goods and chattels, and corn without im- 
pediment, as it was not the king's intention when he granted the manor to 
John for life on 20 March that John should intermeddle in any way with 
Robert's goods and chattels therein, or with the corn growing therein. 

July 1. To William Trussel, escheator beyond Trent. Order to cause lands in 

York. the manor of Somerford Kaynes to be assigned to Eleanor de Kaynes, 
late the wife of Robert de Kaynes, to the yearly value of 785. I0\d., in 
addition to the third part of that manor assigned to her in dower, by virtue 
of the king's late order to assign and deliver to her a third of that manor 
and a third of the manor of Cheleworth, of the yearly value of 103*. 4^</., 
and a third of 10 marks of yearly rent in Piryton and Cheleworth, as the 
king assigned the manor of Cheleworth and the rent to Queen Isabella for 
life before the said order could be executed, and he wills that lands to the 
above value in the manor of Somerford shall be assigned to Eleanor in lieu 

' of the third of the manor of Cheleworth and of the rent aforesaid. By C. 

: July 3. To the treasurer and chamberlains. Whereas it is fonnd by certificate 

York. made by the treasurer and barons of the exchequer that, in the 469 sacks 

and 5 nails of wool of divers person noted in an indenture (dividenda) 

■■■■ ■ made of the wool and hides taken in the city of London into the hands of 



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2327- Membrane 21 — cont. '" ' ' 

Edward I., in the 25th year of his reign, between R. de Sandwico, J. le 
Bretun, H. le Spigurnel, J. de Bauquell, and J. de Certes[eia], appointed 
by the said king to take wool and hides in the said city, on the one part, 
and John atte Gate, Paulinas le Boteler, Jordan Box, Peter Bush, Fulk de 
Sancto Edraundo, William de Wulchirchawe, Walter Box, and William le 
Fullere, sworn and appointed to weigh and appraise the said wool and hides, 
[of the other part], which indenture w-as delivered at the said king's 
exchequer by the aforesaid R. de Sandwyco, J. le Bretun, H. Spigurnel, 
J. de Bauquell, and J. de Certes[eia], there were contained 13 sacks and 
2 nails of wool in four parcels, price 43/. 9s. Qd., received from Paul le Boteler, 
and of the wool contained in the indenture aforesaid Adam de Rokesle and 
John de Cantuaria, then collectors of the said king's custom of wool in the 
port of London, answered, in their account of the 2nth year of the reign, 
to the said king, after tronage and weighing of the same wool, for 467 sacks 
and 31 nails of wool received irom Adam de Fulham and Thomas de 
SufP[olk], then sheriffs of London, taken by divers sheriffs and delivered to 
the collectors by the aforesaid sheriffs, and that it is not found anywhere at 
the exchequer that Paul has been satisfied for the said wool ; wherefore he 
has prayed the king to cause due payment to be made to him for the same : 
the king therefore orders the treasurer and chamberlains to pay the afore- 
said 43/. Ps. Od. for the wool aforesaid to Paul, or to cause due satisfaction 
or assignment therefor to be made to him. 

By pet. of C. remaining in the exchequer. 

June 29. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause Simon de 
York. Swanlond, merchant of London, to be discharged of all sums exacted from 
him by reason of any grants or subsidies made to the late king after 16 May, 
in the third year of his reign, when the said king granted to him that he 
should be quit for life of all prises, tallages, aids, watches, and contributions 
whatsoever in London and elsewhere in the realm, saving to the said king 
his due and accustomed prises, and the present king on 14 May last, 
accepted the aforesaid grant, and in addition granted to Simon, for his good 
service, that if the goods of the citizens of London or of others of the com- 
munity of the realm shall be taxed to tenths or other quotas by reason of 
any grant to the king, Simon's goods in the city oi- elsewhere shall not be 
taxed thereto, and that nothing shall be levied from them for the king's 
use, but that Simon shall be wholly quit thereof for his life. 

By K. and pet. of C. 

July 1. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Whereas the king is 

York. given to understand that divers men, natives and aliens, bring into the 
realm a certain money counterfeit to the sterling, weighing less and having 
the same circumscription, and that they use the said money commonly in 
the realm ; the king orders the treasurer and barons to cause such remedy 
to be applied for this deception as shall seem fitting to their discretion. 

To Simon de Grymcsby, escheator this side Trent. Order not to inter- 
meddle further with a cottage in Raveneserod, which the king lately ordered 
him not to intermeddle with because it was found by inquisition taken by 
the escheator that Matilda Morkel held the cottage on the day of her death 
of the king as of the honour of Albemarle, which honour is in the hands of 
Queen Isabella, by the service of Qd. yearly for all service, by which in- 
quisition it was found that Cicely, Nicholaa, and Constance, daughters of 
Isabella ]\Iorkel, Matilda's sister, are her nearest heirs and are of full age, 
as the escheator has signified to the king that Thomas de Burgh, then the 
late king's escheator, at the time of Simon's substitution in the office, 
delivered to Simon by indenture the said cottage, asserting that it was in 
( • the late king's hands after the death of John Morkel, a bastard, who held it 

';;) ?: of the late king in chief as of the aforesaid honouf, arnd that Simon found 



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141 



1327. 



Joly 1. 
York. 



July 4. 
Overton. 



July 5. 
Aldwark. 



July 12. 
Topcliffe. 



July 14. 
Northallerton 



July 2. 

Yoric. 



Membrane 21 — cont. 

by inquisition that John enfeoffed Matilda of the cottage ten years before 
his death, and that she was seised thereof by virtue of this feoffment, and 
continued her seisin peacefully until her death, and that the aforesaid 
Cicely, Nicholaa, and Constance are Matilda's next heirs and are of full 
age, and that the cottage is in the king's hands by John's death. 

To the sheriff of Norfolk. Order to cause two coroners for that county 
to be elected in place of John Peremont of Norwich and William de 
Wychyngham of Norwich, who are insufficiently qualified. 

To Kichard de la Pole, the king's butler. Order to cause 300 tuns of 
wine to be bought and purveyed for the expenses of the king's household 
and army for Scotland, and to cause them to be carried to the king with all 
speed. By bill of the treasurer. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause Matilda, 
late the wife of Robert de Rithre, to whom the king committed the custody 
of two parts of Robert's lands, in his hands by reason of the heir's minority, 
of the extent of the manor of Scarthecroft, charging her with the extent of 
the manor of Rithn^, as the king lately ordered Simon de Grymmesby, 
eschcator this side Trent, not to intermeddle further with the manor of 
Scarthecroft and to restore the issues thereof, retaining in the king's liands 
the manor of Ritlire, because it was found by inquisition taken by the 
escheator that the said Robert held at his death the manor of Rithre of the 
late king as of the honour of Pontefract, and that he held the manor of 
Scarthecroft of John de Rithre by the service of a quarter of a knight's fee, 
and that AVilliam, son of the said Robert, is his next heir and is aged 
twelve years. 

To Ailam de Stirkelond, late keeper of the manors of Hathelseye, Tempel- 
hirst, and Berlaye. Order to deliver to William de la Pole by indenture all 
the money levied from the said m-inors in Adam's hands, in part paj'ment 
of a sum of money due to William from the king by letters patent. 

By bill of the treasurer. 

To the sheriff of York. Order to cause 33/. 5s. 4<7. to be paid to John 
de Ebor[acoj, if that sum have not been paid to him, which he expended 
out of his own money in divers provisions made for the maintenance of 
John de Hanon[ia] and his men now in the king's service, for which he has 
not obtained payment, as the king learns. By letter of tlie queen. 

To James Beauflour and his fellows, late fermors of the custom of 2s. on 
every tun of wine brought into the realm. As it appeared to the king by 
inspection of the rolls of chancery that the late king, on 1 May, in the 
19th year of his reign, took strange merchants into his protection, willing 
that they should come into the realm safely and securely with their 
merchandise, and it also appeared by the certificate of the bailiffs of South- 
ampton that Geoffrey Giles, Isrannus de Seint Luas, Raymund Baret, 
Bartholomew Patris, and John Feneratour,* merchants of Rabastenx, were 
arrested with 143 tuns and 13 pipes of wine on Sunday before the Transla- 
tion of St. Thomas the Martyr, in the aforesaid year, which was before the 
proclamation that merchants of the power of the king of France should not 
come into England except at their peril, the king ordered the said bailiffs to 
cause the merchants aforesaid and the 143 tuns and 13 pipes of wine and 
their debts to be released from arrest, and to cause the wine or its price to 
be delivered to them ; and afterward?, learning from the said merchants 
that although the bailiffs had delivered to them 124 tuns and 9 pipes of 
the said wine by virtue of the aforesaid order, they nevertheless deferred 
delivering the remaining 19 tuns and 4 pipes, the king again ordered the 

* In their petition they are called Gaillard Giles, Isarn de Seint Bas, Remon Barot, 
Bartholimeu Tatiys, and Johan Feratier, 



142 



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1327. Membrane 21 — cant. 

bailiffs to deliver the remainder of the wine or its price to the said mer- 
chants, and if the said 19 tuns and 4 pipes had come to the hands of others, 
so that they could not satisfy the merchants therefor, they were to certify 
the king to whose hands the wine had come, and for what reason, etc., and 
how much the 19 tuns and 4 pipes were worth at the time of the arrest; and 
the bailiffs have now returned that of the 19 tuns and 4 pipes that remained 
in the custody of John de Vaus, late bailiff of that town, the said John had 
delivered to divers men 17 tuns and one pipe by virtue of divers writs of 
the late king under his privy seal, the transcripts whereof the bailiffs sent 
to the king with their return, and that each of the tuns was worth 
4 marks at the time of the arrest, and the merchants have prayed the king 
to allow them 25/. Is. Od., due from them to the king for the aforesaid 
custom, to wit for 247 tuns and 13 pip^es of wine brought into the realm by 
them, in the money in arrear to them for the 17 tuns and 1 pipe aforesaid : 
the king therefore orders the said James and his fellows to permit the said 
merchants to be quit of the said 251. 7s. Od, for the custom aforesaid, and 
not to molest or aggrieve them by the arrest of their bodies or goods or 
otherwise for this reason. The king has ordered the treasurer and barons 
of the exchequer to cause the aforesaid 251. Is. Od. to be allowed to James 
and his fellows in their ferm. By pet. of C. [10339]. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause the 
aforesaid 251. 7s. Od. to be allowed to the said James and his fellows in 
their ferm of the custom. 

July 12. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to allow to John 

Topcliffe. Lestraunge, son and heir of Fulk Lestraunge, tenant in chief of the late 
king, in the debts due from him to the exchequer for the custody of the 
lands of his inheritance, latelv in the late king's hands, and for his marriage, 
which were granted to him by the late king, 90/. for timber felled by the 
late king in .John's wood of Chalkton when John's lands were in the late 
king's hands by reason of his minority, as John has besought the king to 
cause allowance to be made to him as above, because it was found by an 
inquisition taken by the sherifT of Southampton and the prior of Suthwyk, 
by the king's order in response to John's petition, that the late king 
caused 134 oak-trees of the best {de electo) of the aforesaid wood to be 
felled, to John's damage of 90/., and that he caused them to be carried to 
Porchester castle. By K. 

July 1. To William Trussel, escheator beyond Trent. Order to amove the king's 

York. hand fiom a messuage and a carucate of land in Alford, and to restore the 
isaues thereof to the prior of St. Katherine's without Lincoln, as the king 
learns by inquisition taken by Matthew Broun, late escheator in co. Lincoln, 
that the prior acquired the messuage and land to him and his house from 
Gilbert de liiggesby long before the publication of the statute of mortmain, 
which messuage and land the escheator of that time took into the late king's 
hands, pretending that the prior had acquired them to him and his succes- 
sors from Walter de Skreyngham after the publication of the said statute 
without licence from tlie late king or any of his progenitors, and they are 
still in the king's hands for this reason. 

July 14. To Richard Damory, justice of Chester, or to him who supplies his 

Northallerton, place. Order to cause Richard Brune, late mayor of Chester, whom he has 

lately arrested, to be kept safely in the king's prison, so that he be not 

delivered thence in any wise until the king have otherwise ordained and 

the justice have special order from the king. 



.,_ Membrane 20. 

July 8. To Simon le Chaumberleyn, late sheriff" of Lincoln. Order to satisfy Ebulo 

Topoliff«. Lestraunge and Alesia his wife, daughter and heiress of Henry de Lacy, 



1 EDWARD III.— Part II. US 



1327. Membrane 20 — cont. 

eavl of Lincoln, for the arrears of 20/. yearly for the time when Simon was 
the late king's sheriff of the said county, and to pay them that sum yearly for 
so long as he shall be sheriff, as the late king, on 20 September, in the 16th 
year of his reign, ordered Simon to cause Alesia to have the court of the fee 
of La Haye, the bailey before the gate of Lincoln custle, and 20/. for the 
third penny of the county of Lincoln, and the king learns that Simon has 
deferred paying the said 20/. to Alesia after the aforesaid date, although he 
has delivered to her the court and bailey aforesaid. 
To the sheriff of Lincoln. Like order. 

July 6. To the mayor, bailiffs, and whole community of the town of Oxford. 

York. Order not to presume to attempt anything to the prejudice of the right of 
the king or of his mother concerning the honour of St. Valery, by pretext 
of any liberties granted to them by the king, which liberties, if they may 
prejudice him or his mother, he decrees have been granted without his 
full knowledge (prefer concienciam) , as the king is given to understand that 
they, by pretext of certain liberties newly granted to them by the king, have 
usurped certain things pertaining to the said honour, which the king's pro- 
genitors used to have and receive when the honour was in their hands, and 
which his mother has hitherto been wont to have and receive from the time 
when the honour was assigned to her for life in dower. If they do other- 
wise, the king will punish them. Ey p.s. 
\^FcBdera.'\ 

July 5. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to compel all 

Aldwark. keepers, fermors, and bailiffs of the castles, honours, manors, etc., that the 

king has granted and assigned to his mother to make their proffers of the 

issues and ferms of the same at her exchequer at Westminster twice a year, 

in the same way as proffers are made by the king's bailiffs at his exchequer. 

By p.s. 
To the same. Order to permit the king's mother to receive the yearly 
ferms granted to her by the king on I February last due for Easter term 
last in full, and to cause the ferms to be allowed to the fermors for that 
term, as the king is given to understand that they hinder her receiving the 
entire ferms for Easter term last, making allowance to the fermors only for 
the proportion of the same between 1 February and Easter. By p.s. 

July L To Geoffrey le Scrop and his fellows, justices to hold pleas before the 

York. king. Order to cause the recognisance for 60/. lately made before them by 
William le Skynnere of Shreusbury to Master Robert Baldok, archdeacon 
of Middlesex, deceased, to be withdrawn and cancelled, as the king has caused 
all Robert's goods and chattels to be taken into his hands as forfeited, and has 
caused the aforesaid sum to be assigned to his clerks of chancery for their 
robes due from Robert for tiie winter season last past, and for other things 
that Robert ought to have paid {fecisse) to them for the time when he was 
the late king's chancellor, and the sheriff of Salop has levied the aforesaid 
sum by the king's order and has paid it to the king in chancery. 

July 13. To William Trussel, escheator beyond Trent. Order not to distrain the 

Topcliffe. abbot of LilleshuU for his fealty for the lands that he holds of the kino- as 
he has done fealty to the king. 

The like to Simon de Grymesby, escheator this side Trent. 

To Geoffrey le Scrop and his fellows, justices to hold pleas before the 
king. Order to cause the recognisance for 12'.)/. made by Philip Aubyn, 
Roger de Ingepenne, Ralph de Mallynges, Adam de Cheriton, Thomas de 
Holputte, Ralph Fraunceys, Nicholas Lindraper, Robert le Ismongere, 
Nicholas de Exonia, John Gabriel, and William son of Edward le Draper, 
citizens of Winchester, to the late king and Stephen de Abyndwn, then bis 



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1327. Membrane 20 — cont. 

butler, for 43 tuns of wine in Porcestfe caslle that they were compelled to 
buy against their will by Hugh le Despenser, the younger, Master Robert 
de Biildok, and Robert de Holden, as the king has pardoned them 
97/. 10.«. Od. and the treasurer and barons of the exchequer have certified 
that they have paid the remaining 31/. 105. Od., the value of the said wines, 
into the exchequer. By K. and pet. of C. [10408]. 

July 1. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause John de 

York. Crumbwell, the late king's keeper of the Forest this side Trent, to have 
allowance in his account at the exchequer for divers sums of the issues of 
the forest of Inglewode delivered by him to Andrew de Harcla, to whom the 
late king granted all the issue? of the said forest until he should be satisfied 
for 1,762/. 2s. lid,, due to him from the late king, as John has complained 
to the king that the treasurer and barons defer allowing him the sums paid 
by him, as appears by indentures, to Andrew by virtue of the late king's 
writ to pay all the issues of the forest to Andrew. 

July 11. To the .«ame. Order to permit Walter de Istelep to pay the 28/. due 

Topcliffe. from him for the arrears of his account of the time when he was the late 

king's treasurer in Ireland at the rate of 100s. yearly, and to cause these 

terms to be enrolled. By K. 

July 15. To Roger de Mortuo Mari, keeper of Bernard's Castle, and of other lands 

Durham. in the liberty of the bishopric of Durham that belonged to Guy de Bello 
Campo, sometime earl of Warwick, or to him who supplies his place. 
Order to amove the king's hand from everything that is in the king's hands 
by reason of royal jurisdiction and that is in his custody, and to amove any 
king's ministers administering in the royal office within the liberty aforesaid, 
and not to intermeddle therewith contrary to the decision and agreement 
made by the king and his council in the late parliament, made in response 
to the petition of Lewis, bishop of Durham, containing that whereas in the 
said parliament forfeitures of war were adjudged to him as the right of his 
church, and were adjudged to his predecessor in other parliaments, and 
hereupon the king's writs were made to the keepers of forfeited lands 
within the bishop's royal liberty to remove the king's hand therefrom, and 
the said castle, the manor of Greynesford, and other lands that belonged to 
tile aforesaid earl, and Hert and Herternesse, which belonged to Roger de 
Clitford, which castle, manors, and lands were forfeited at another time by 
John de Balliolo and Robert de Brus and are within the liberty aforesaid, 
are detained in the king's hands as if the king could use his prerogative 
within the liberty aforesaid as he can elsewhere within the realm, which 
prerogative pertains to the bishop within the liberty aforesaid, as he says, 
wherefore he has prayed the king to order his keepei's of the lands aforesaid 
to remove the royal hand from the lands aforesaid as from other lands, and 
to permit the bishop to use and enjoy his liberty aforesaid, where the king's 
writ ought not of right to run, and where the king ought not to seise 
lands. By pet, of C. 

[Fcede7-a.^ 

The like to Robert de Clifford, keeper of the manors of Hert and Herter- 
nes, which belonged to Roger de Clifford, tenant in chief of the late king, 
or to him who supplies his place. By pet. of 0. 

[3id.^ 

July 8. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Whereas the late king, 

., Topcliffe. by reason of certain falsities in the account of Alexander de Bykenore, 

archbishop of Dublin, rendered at the exchequer, for the time when he was 

treasurer of Ireland, caused the temporalities of the archbishopric and the 

archbishop's goods and chattels and debts to be taken into his hands by 

. consideration of his court, and the king now understands that the archbishop 



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has entered the temporalities and has occupied the goods and chattels afore- 
said ; the king orders the treasurer and barons to search the rolls and 
memoranda of the exchequer concerning the premises, and to certify him of 
what they find, as he wishes to know whether any order to restore the 
temporalities, goods and chattels to the archbishop emanated from the late 
king or from him under the exchequer seal. As he is given to understand 
that, notwithstanding the falsities found in the said account, such as in false 
writs and forged letters of acquittance, and divers other concealments 
whereof certain persons were convicted at the exchequer, they intend to 
allow the writs and false letters of acquittance to the archbisliop in his 
account, and not to charge the said concealments in any way ; the king orders 
them to have consideration of the things that were done at the exchequer 
before the late king and his council concerning the premises, and to conduct 
themselves so carefully in the premises that the judgment rendered in this 
matter upon another occasion may not be weakened in any way without the 
king being consulted. By K. & C. 

To the treasurer and chamberlains of ti>e exchequer of Dublin. Order 
to cause all the money in the treasury in their custody, both of the issues of 
Ireland and the issues of the archbishopric of Dublin, and from the tenth 
for two years, to be kept safely without diminution, in oj'der to provide 
therewith victuals at the king's order for the Scotch expedition and for the 
defence of that land against attacks of the Irish, who, the king understands, 
endeavour from day to day to destroy and waste the lands of the king and 
of his subjects there. The treasurer is ordered to cause all money due to 
the king to be levied with all possible speed, and to c.iuse it to be kept 
safely in the treasury for his use until further orders. By K. & C. 

July 12. To the same. Order to have advisement with Thomas fitz Johan, jus- 

Topcliffe. ticiary of Ireland, brother John Utlagh, the chancellor, and Nicholas Fastolf, 
the chief-justice of the Bench, concerning the repulse of the Irihh rebels, who 
waste the lands of the king and his subjects in Ireland from day to day, and 
to apply by their advice such remedy for the defence of the king's lands out 
of the money in the treasury arising from the issues of the archbishopric of 
Dublin, and from other issues of that land, if need be, as shall seem fit for 
the preservation of the king's honour and the defence of his subjects and 
lands ; provided always that as much as possible be reserved of the issues 
for the expedition of the Scotch war. By K. & C. 

[^Fcedera.^ 

To Richard de Betoyne, mayor of the city of London, escheator of the 
same. Order to deliver to Roger de Mortuo Mari of Wyggemore all the 
lands that are in the king's hands and in the escheator's custody by reason 
of the minority of the heir of Nicholas Daudele, tenant in chief of the late 
king, and the issues received therefrom since 15 Februarj last, when the 
king granted the custody of the lands of the heir to Roger during the heir's 
minority. 

June 16. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to discharge 

York. Sigreda, late the wife of Richard de Berlay, of 4/. 5.9. O^d. yearly, and of 
the arrears of the same, which sum -she was bound to pay for the excess of 
her dower, the late king having, on 12 May, in the 17th year of his reign, 
assigned to her certain lands in Eskrik, which had then been taken into the 
said king's hands by the death of Roger Damori, for her dower of the manor 
of Berlay, from the time when Elizabeth de Burgo, late the wife of the said 
Roger, entered the said lands, as Sigreda has given the king to understand 
that the treasurer and barons charge her with the above sum as if she held 
the said lands, although they have been delivered to Elizabeth by the king 
because Roger was of the quarrel of Thomas, late earl of Lancaster, and the 

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Tudhoe. 



July 1. 
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Membrane 20 — cont. 

lands carne to the late king's hands by reason of that quarrel, wherefore 
she has prayed the king to provide a remedy. 

To William Trussel, escheator beyond Trent. Order not to intermeddle 
further with the lands that Walter, bishop of Exeter, held at his death in 
CO. Surrey, and to restore the i?sues thereof, as the king learns by inquisi- 
tion taken by the escheator that Walter held no lands in chief of the king 
in his demesne as of fee on the day of his death in that county, but that he 
held certain lands at La Stepele in Shire, in the same county, for life, by the 
demise of Roger de Berners, and that the tenements are held of James le 
Botiiler by the service of 7c?. yearly and by suit of court at James's manor 
of Shire from three weeks to three weeks. 

To the mayor and sheriffs of London. Order to take Stephen de 
Donheved, and to cause him to be kept eafely in prison, so that he be not 
delivered thence without the king's special order. 



Membrane 19. 

July 12. To Geoffrey le Scrop and his fellows, justices to hold pleas before 

Topclilie. the king. Wh'.reas King John by his charter, which the king has 
inspected, disafforested the whole forest of Whervedale from all things per- 
taining to a forest and foi-esters, and ordered that the whole of the forest 
and the men dwelling within it should be disafforested for ever from him 
and his heirs, and that they should be quit and absolved from all things 
pertaining to a forest or foresters, and the king — upon learning from 
the men and tenants in Whervedale, by their petition before him and his 
council, that the country of Whervedale was disafforested by the said 
charter, and that the constable of Queen Isabella's castle of Knaresburgh 
and keeper of her forest there have exacted puture from the said men 
and tenants by reason of their lands in Whervedale as if they had been 
within the forest of Knaresburgh, and have distrained them for this reason, 
and have impeded them so that they cannot fell in their woods, assart their 
soil there, or otherwise make their profit of their woods and soil, and have 
amerced the men felling in the said woods, levying the amercements for the 
said queen's use, and inflicting other oppressions and grievances upon them 
daily — ordered the said constable and keeper to desist from inflicting 
such exactions, distraints, and grievances upon the said men and tenants, 
and to cause their foresters to desist, and to permit the men and tenants to 
make their profit of the woods and soil aforesaid at their will without 
hindrance, and not to intermeddle with anything pertaining to a forest and 
foresters in Whervedale, contrary to the charter aforesaid, or to be before the 
king in the octaves of Midsummer last to shew cause why they {sic) had not 
obeyed his orders ; and it is now shewn to the king, on the part of William, 
archbishop of York, the abbot of Fountains, the prior of Boulton, Robert de 
Insula, and Robert de Sancto Audoeno, men and tenants of Whervedale, that 
altiiough the constable and keeper at the said day answered in person before 
the king that he (sic) had made no exactions, distraint?, or grievances, etc., 
upon the men and tenants in any wise contrary to the charter aforesaid, but 
had continued the seisin of the late king and of his progenitors and of other 
lords of Knaresburgh of their free chace in Whervedale and of the charges 
incumbent upon the said chace, both for the keepers of the chace and for 
olher charges pertaining to the chace, in the same manner as the late king 
and his progenitors and other lords of that honour had been wont by reason 
of their free chace in Whervedale, and not by reason of the forest, from 
time out oi mind ; and although the said archbishop, abbot, prior, Robert 



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July 12. 
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July 13. 
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Membrane 19 — cont, 

and Robert came before the king ou the said day, and asserted that the 
king's said progenitor first afforested a part of the country of Whervcdale, 
and held that part in the forest for some time, and that he afterwards dis- 
afforested that part by his charter, and that before his 4iiHe there was 
never a free chace or forest there, and that after he had disafforested the 
said part there was no free chace or forest there, and that no exactions or 
extortions were made upon the men and tenants there by reason of the free 
chace or forest, until one William de Irreby, sometime cx>nstable of that 
castle, in the time of Henry III., to wit in the 28th year of his reign, first 
exacted and extorted, of his own deed and wrong, puture from the men and 
tenants of Whervedale by reason of their lands and tenements in Wherve- 
dale, and distrained them, and hindered them from felling in their woods 
there, assarting their soil, and making tkeir profit of the woods and soil, and 
that these exactions and extortions were continued by the constable and 
ministers of the castle until the present king ordered them to desist, as is 
aforesaid, and that there was never before the time of the king's said 
progenitor a free chace or forest there, and that no exactions or extortions 
were made upon the said m^;n and tenants by reason of a chace or forest in 
any other way than is above said, and they offered to verify the prem'ses in 
the ways and manners that the court shall consider, nevertheless the aforesaid 
justices have deferred proceeding to the final discussion of the matter afore- 
said ; wherefore they have prayed the king to provide a remedy : the king 
therefore orders the justices to proceed in the matter aforesaid, and to cause 
to be done therein what ought to be done of right and according to the law 
and custom of the realm. 

To Thomas Deyvill. Ordei' to deliver to John de RiLhere the issues 
received by him from the manor of Seartliecroft, during the time when he 
had the custody thei'eof, for which answer has not been made to the king or 
to his father, according to the ordinance made in the parliament at West- 
minster, as the manor was taken into the late king's hands by reason of the 
quarrel of Thomas, late earl of Lancaster, the king having lately ordered 
JSimon de Gryraesby, escheator this side Trent, not to intermeddle further 
with the said manor, which was held of the said John by Robert de 
Eithere, deceased. 

To the sheriff of York. Order to cause a verderer for the forest of 
Galtres to be chosen in place of Hugh Grynel, whom the king has caused 
to be amoved from office because he is insutficiently qualified. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Whereas Thomas de 
Byndon, Rjchard Forst', John de Roude, John Fiemyng, the elder, Henry 
de Lyme, Thomas de Nesseling, John de Vans of Southampton, Laurence 
de Mees, William le Betere, Henry Cole, Leodegarius de Burgoyne, Michael 
Mone, Nicholas de Mondenaid, Robert atte Bane, John le Taverner, John 
Forest[erJ, and Lucas Scut, burgesses of Southampton, on Tuesday before 
the Ascension, in the 18th year of the late king's reign, acknowledged 
before the said king that they owed to him and Stephen de Abyndon, then 
Lis butler, 90/., to be paid at Easter next following, as appears by the tenor 
of the recogiusimce, which the king has caused to come before him in chan- 
cery ; and the king, at the petition of the aforesaid men before him and his 
council in parliament — suggesting that they were compelled by Hugh le 
Despenser, the younger, Master Robert de Baldok, and Robert de Holden, 
in the late king's time, to come to Porcestre castle, and to stay there until 
they had bought 30 tuns of the late king's wines in the castle for 90/., at 
which they were, it is said, appraised, and until they had made a recog- 
nisance to the late king and to Stephen, and that the said wines were so putrid 
that they were worth little or nothing — appointed John de Tychebuva 

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and Ralph de Bereford to make inquisition by the oath of men of co. South- 
ampton concerning the premises ; and it is found by the inquisition that the 
aforesaid men were compelled to come to the aforesaid castle and to buy the 
wine as is aforesaid, and that the wine was rotten and putrid, and that ten 
tuns of it were worth only 10/, and twenty tuns were worth only 10/. : the 
king has therefore pardoned the aforesaid men 70/. of the aforesaid 90/., 
and orders the treasurer and barons to discharge them of the latter sum 
upon payment of 20/., and to release any distraints made for his reason. 

By K. and pet. of C. 

July 18. To the collectors of the old and new custom in the port of Lenne. Order 

Durham. to pay 150/. out of the issues of the custom to Thomas de Useflete, clerk of 
the king's great wardrobe, towards the expenses of his office. 

By bill of the treasurer. 

The like to the collectors of the old and new custom at Ipswich to pay 

150/. to Thomas. By the same bill. 

July 12. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Whereas amongst the 

Topcliffe. manors granted by the king to Alesia, late the wife of Edmund, late earl of 
Arundel, in aid of the maintenance of herself and her boys, the king 
granted the manor of Berton, co. Southampton, as of the yearly value 
of 34/., the manor of Stanvord, co. Berks, as of the yearly value of 130/., 
the manor of Rotherisfeld, co. Sussex, as of the yearly value of 106/., and 
he is given to understand on Alesia's behalf that the manor of Stanvord is 
in the seisin of Henry, earl of Lancaster, the manor of Rotherisfeld is in 
the seibin of Hugh Daudele, and the manor of Berton is of the inheritance 
of the heir of John de Berewyk, who is now of full age, and she has prayed 
the king to cause the value of the aforesaid manors to be assigned to her 
out of the manors, hundreds, and ferms contained in a schedule, which the 
king sends to them enclosed in the presents, and out of other manors, lands 
and rents in the king's hands : the king therefore orders the treasurer and 
barons to cause the value aforesaid to be assigned to her as above by letters 
patent under the exchequer seal, so conducting themselves in this behalf 
that renewed complaint may not come to the king, cei'tifying the king of 
the manors, hundreds, lands, ferms, and rents assigned to her, and of the 
value thereof, so that the king may thereupon cause to be done wliat shall 
seem fit by his council. By K. & C. 

Memorandum, that the following manors, hundreds, and ferms were 
contained in the aforesaid scliedule : 

The manor of Lugwardyn, co. Hereford. 

The manor of Cheping Norton, co. Oxford. 

The manor of Henle, co. Surrey. 

The ferm of the ferm of Edenestowe and of the hundred of Bassetlowe, 
CO. Nottingham. 

The hundreds of Goulaston and Gertre, co. Leicester. 

The hundreds of Knitlowe and Kynton, co. Warwick. 

July 12. To the treasurer and chamberlains of the exchequer of Dublin. Order 

Topcliffe. to pay to Thomas fitz Johan, justiciary of Ireland, his fee one quarter in 

advance, in aid of the expenses that it will be necessary for him to incur in 

the king's service against the Irish enemies, who daily invade the king's 

lands there. By K. & C. 

To Thomas fitz Johan, justiciar)"- of Ireland. Whereas the king is given 
to understand that Richard de Clare held on the day of his death the castle 
of Boneret with the lands of Tothemond in fee-tail, and that the castle and 
land ought to remain to the king and his heirs, because Richard died 
without an heir of his body, wherefore the king has ordered the enrolment 
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1327. yiembraiie 19 — cont. 

BO that lie may cause to be done what shall be right for him and for 
Richard's heirs ; the king orders the justiciary to retain the castle and 
lands in the king's hands, notwithstanding any orders from the king or his 
father to deliver them to Richard's heirs, and to cause them to be kept 
safely until otherwise ordered, and to inform himself fully concerning tlie 
king's right herein, after deliberation with the chancellor, treasurer, and 
others of the king's council of those parts, by inquisitions and by other 
means, and to certify the king with all speed of such information, together 
with his advice in this behalf. By K. & C 

To tbe same. Order to cause, immediately upon sight hereof, all mag 
nates and others having castles and lands in Ireland neai' the marches of the 
Irish enemies and rebels, or their bailiffs to be warned to cause their castles 
and lands to be so kept in strength against the attacks of the said enemies 
that damage or peril may not arise to the king or to them or to his subjects 
in that land through their default, and if they neglect to do so after being 
warned, the justiciary is to cause the castles and lands to be kept out of the 
issues of the same, as shall seem fit for the salvation of that land and as 
was usually done at another time, as the king understands how the 
Irish enemies and rebels have wasted and do waste his lands and 
the lands of divers magnates who have lands in Ireland and dwell in 
England, because sufficient resistance against them is not ordained by the 
said magnates. By K. & C 

\_Foedera.'\ 

To the same. Whereas the king is given to understand that the arch- 
bishop of Dublin's castle of Keynyn, which is situate near the march of the 
Irish, wlierein men-at-arms were wont to stay to restrain the attacks of the 
Irish when the temporalities of the archbishopric were in the late king's 
hands, was destroyed and thrown down through the default of the keepers 
thereof, whereby the Irish are encouraged to commit arson and other evils 
upon the king's people in those parts, and have now wasted divers of the 
king's lands there, and do waste the same from day to day ; the king orders 
the justiciary to have advice with the chancellor, treasurer, and others of 
the king's council in those parts whom he shall think fit to convoke, and to 
cause inquisition to be made by the oath of men of those parts by whose 
default the castle was destroyed and thrown down, at what time, etc., and 
to compel those who shall be found guilty to repair the castle, as shall seem 
fit according to the law and custom of those parts, or to cause the castle to 
be repaired and amended out of the goods and chattels and the issues of 
their lands. By K. & C. 

July 24. To William Trussel, escheator beyond Trent. Order to cause dower to 

Tudhoe. be assigned to Sibyl, late the wife of John de Venuz, tenant in chief, upon 

her taking oath not to marry without the king's licence, in the presence of 

Edward de Sancto Johanna, to whom the king has committed the custody 

of John's lands during the minority of his heir, if he choose to attend. 

July 23. To the collectors of the custom of wool, hides, and wool-fells in the port 

Tudhoe. of London. Order to pay to James Scutelaire 383/. 17s. 2c?. out of the 

issues of the custom, which sura the king owes to him for cloth bought from 

him by Thomas de Ousflete, king's clerk, to make the king's livery 

{liberacionem) thereof. By bill of the treasurer. 

July 24. To William Trussel, escheator beyond Trent. Order not to intermeddle 

Tudhoe. further with the lands of William de Weylond, and to restore the issues 

thereof, as the king learns by inquisition taken \)y the escheator that he 

held no lands in chief of the king at his death by reason whereof the 

custody of his lands ought to pertaiu to the king. 



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July 24. To the saroe. Order not to distrain the abbot of Thornay for fealty for 

Auckland, the lands that he holds of the king, as he has done fealty to the king. 

July 25. To the sheriff of York. Whereas the king, wishing to be certified of the 

Tudioe. eause of the taking and detention of brother Robert Palmer, monk, in the 
prison of the Marshalsea of his household, ordered the steward and marshal 
of the household to certify him concerning the same, and they have certified 
that Robeit was taken at the suit of the earl of Warenne and by the king's- 
special order on the information of Gregory de Castro, holding the place of 
marshal of England in the prison of the Marshalsea, and the king after- 
wards learning by the earl's testimony that Robert is indicted of divers 
felonies and robberies in co. Norfolk before Thomas Bardolf and his fellows, 
keepers of the peace in that county, and wishing to put the indictment into 
effect, ordered the steward and marshals to cause Robert to be brought to 
York castle under safe convoy,, there to be delivered to the said sheriff, by 
reason whereof the steward and marshals delivered bim to the sheriff at 
that castle : the king, wishing to aid Robert because he is of good repute, 
orders the sheriff to cause him to be released upon his finding mainpernors 
to have him before the king in the octaves of Micbaelnaiiis next to stand 
to right concerning the said indictments. 



Membrane 18. 

July 18. To Peter Foun. Order to bring to the chancery for cancellation the 

Durham. king's letters patent whereby he committed to Peter, for a fine of 100 marks, 
the custody of the lands that belonged to Robert de Wolryngton, tenant in 
chief of the late king, in the king's hands by reason of the minority of 
Elizabeth, Eleanor, Isabella, and Alice, his daughters and heiresses, during 
their minority with their marriages, as the king has caused the commission 
to be revoked, because he was deceived (circumventi) in demising the 
custody, as gppears clearly to him. By C. 

July 17. To Richard de la Pole, the king's butler, or to him who snpplies hrs 

Durham. place in the port of Kyngeston-on-Hull. Whereas the king frequently 
ordered him to amove the king's hand from the prises of W. archbishop of 
York in the port of Hull, and to permit the archbishop to have the same 
prises without impediment {for the reasons given at page 51 above), and 
he has done nothing in the matter, wherefore the king again ordered him to 
amove his hand from the said prises, or to be before the king in the 
octaves of Holy Trinity last to shew why he contemned the king's orders 
aforesaid ; at which day he came before the king, and asserted, on the 
king's behalf, that he was prepared to shew by divers reasons that the 
prises of wines in the said port pertain to the king as of the right of his 
crown and not to the archbishop ; to which the archbishop alleged before 
the king that Richard had day before the king only to answer to the king 
for the contempt aforesaid, adding that the consideration by reason whereof 
the king's order was issued had been agreed upon in parliament, and that it 
ought not to be revoked elsewhere than in parharaent, and that he ought not 
to answer to the king concerning his right to the said writ in this behalf 
until he should be replaced in possession of the prises according to the form 
of the consideration ; and the king afterwards ordered Geoffrey le Scrop 
and his fellows, justices to hold pleas before him, by writ of privy seal to be 
so advised in proceeding in this matter that nothing should be done to the 
king's prejudice or the disinheritance of his crown, and that if there were 
any doubt, they should shew it before the king and his council, so that the 
king, being fully informed concerning his right in this matter, may proceed 
the more advisedly and securely to the final discussion of this matter; and 
the justices brought before the king the record and process of the matter 



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had before them, which the king delivered to J. bishop of Ely, his 
chaucellor, ordering him to coavol<.e all the king's council in chancery, and 
there, after the record and process have been recited, to do justice further in 
the matter ; and afterwards the archbishop and Richard came before the 
chancellor and H. bishop of Lincoln, tlie treasurer, and the justices and 
others of the council assembled in chancery, and, after the record and 
process had been recited, Richard said as before that the prises pertain to 
the king as the right of his crown, and not to the archbishop, adding that 
manifest errors had intervened in the record and process had in parliament, 
to which the archbishop answered as before that Richard had day only to 
answer to the king for contempt, asserting that he ought not to answer to 
any reasons concerning his right to the prises or to any errors that there 
may be until he be placed in possession of the prises aforesaid by virtue of 
the said consideration, wherein the king's right is saved in all things, and 
that it may not be determined by warrant of the said writ to Richard : as 
the consideration was made in parliament, from which consideration 
emanated the writ to Richard to make execution, and because Richard had 
day only to answer to the king for his contempt, and the king's right is 
saved both in the consideration and in the writ, and it cannot be determined 
by this writ, and it is not consonant with right or reason that the archbishop 
should answer to the king upon his right in the premises before he be 
placed in possession of the aforesaid prises in the same manner as was 
considered in the parliament aforesaid, saving always the king's right, it 
seems to the whole council that the making of execution according to the 
consideration is not to be superseded in this behalf, the king now orders 
Riciiard to remove his hands from the prises, and to permit the archbishop 
to have them without hindrance, according to the tenor of the king's orders 
aforesaid, saving the king's right in all things. He is informed that he is 
grievously amerced for not executing the king's ordei's aforesaid, and that 
the king will punish him if he do not execute this order fully. 
{Fcedera.'] By K. & O. 

July 26. To the mayor and sheriffs of London. The king understands from the 

Tudhoe. frequent complaint of divers men that many malefactors and disturbers of the 
peace in that city binding themselves together lie in wait for the justices and 
servants of the king's Bench, the barons and clerks of the exchequer, and 
other subjects of the king coming to the city and dwelling there, and wander 
about the city by day and night in armed force, beating, wounding, and 
maiming certain of the king's subjects for pay at the procurement of others, 
taking, imprisoning, and maltreating certain others, extorting from them, 
under threats of death, grievous and intolerable ransoms, and perpetrating 
divers homicides, robberies, and thefts, and other evil-deeds daily, in con- 
tempt of the king's peace, etc., and although he has frequently ordered the 
mayor and sheriffs to provide a remedy and to make due punishment of the 
malefactors, as pertains to them, they have not yet done anything, where- 
fore it is feared that more grievous evils and perils may arise to the king 
and his people unless a remedy be quickly provided : the king therefoie 
orders the mayor and sheriffs to cause inquisitions to be made by the oath 
of men of the city and suburbs concerning the names of such malefactors 
and their evil deeds without delay, laying aside all excuses, and to cause 
all those found guilty by the said inquisitions to be taken and kept safely 
in prison until the king shall make further order. They are enjoined to 
cause these things to be done and fulfilled, as they tender the honour 
of the king and of themselves and the quiet of the king's people 
and the city, and as they wish to save themselves harmless, with all 
possible diligence and speed, so bearing themselves that the king may 
not have to apply his baud otherwise through their default or negligence. 
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July 24. To the sheriff of Nottingham. Order to cause a coroner for that county 

Auckland, to be e'ected in phice of Robert Jorz, who is attending to divers affairs (k 
certain magnates outside the county, so that he cannot execute the duties 
of the office, 

July 24. To the collectors of the custom of wool, hides, and wool-fells in the port 

Haydon. of London. Order to pay to James Scutelaire 971. \0s, Od., which the 
king received from him as a loan by the hands of H. bishop of Lincoln, hia 
treasurer. 
July 27. To the treasnror and barons of the exchequer. Order to account with 

Haydon. J. bishop of Ely, whom the king lately sent to parts beyond sea, for the 
money received by him towards his expenses, and to allow him as much for 
each day as was ordained upon his return by the king and his council, certi- 
fying the king if any money be due to the bishop in this behalf. By K. 

July 27. To William Trussel, escheator beyond Trent. Order to cause John de 
Haydon. Moubray, son and heir of John de Moubray, tenant in chief of the late 
king, to have seisin of the lands whereof his father was seised in his 
demesne as of fee, excepting lands that belonged to the Templars, as the 
king has taken his homage and rendered to him his father's lands, although 
he is not yet of age, in consideration of the services of his ancestors to the 
king's progenitors and of the services that the king believes he will render to 
him in the future. By p.s. 

The like to Simon de Grymmesby^ escheator this side Trent. 

By the same writ. 

July 24. To William Trussel, escheator beyond Trent. Order nat to intermeddle 

Haydon. further with the lands of Gilbert de Ryston, and to restore the issues 
thereof, as it is found by an inquisition taken by John de Blomvill, the 
late king's escheator in cos. Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridge, Huntingdon, 
Essex, an<l Hertford, that Gilbert at his death held no lands in chief of the 
late king by reason whereof the custody of his lands ought to pertain to 
the king. 

3IEMBRANE 17. 

July 24. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause allowance 

Haydon. to be made to Simon de Grymesby, escheator this side Trent, in his account 
of the issues of the manor of Hilderskelf and certain lands in Gameles- 
thorp, for 6/. 7.f. 9d. paid by him to Thomas de Bolton, kaight, in execu- 
tion of the late king's order, of December 30, in the 20th year of his 
reign, to pay to him the arrears of 20 marks, two robes, and a saddle 
suitable for a knight yearly for the time that Simon had been escheator, 
because it was found by an inquisition concerning the lands of Ralph, late 
baron of Craistok, that the manor and lands are charged to Thomas with 
the said 20 marks, robes, and saddle yearly. 

To the same. Order to cause allowance to be made to the said Simon for 
8 marks, for the terms of Martinmas and Whitsuntide last, paid by him to 
Ralph de Hastynge.s, in execution of the king's order of 31 May last to pay 
to him the arrears of 8 marks yearly from the manor of Thorpbasset from 
the time of the escheator's appointment. 

July 26. To the same. Order to make an assignment upon the custom of wool, 

Haydon. hides, and wool-fells in the port of London to Laurence le Botoner, Roger 
de Netlestede, and John de Assheford, executors of the will of Robert 
Person, citizen and skinner of London, for 231/. Os. 7c?. for fur-lining 
(pelura) delivered by Robert to Ralph de Stokes, clerk of the late king's 
great wardrobe, for which the king lately ordered the treasurer and barons 
to cause assignment to be made upon the said custom to Robert, as the 
executors have given the king to understand that Robert died before he 
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June 3. To Otto de Grandisono, keeper of the islands of Gernereye, Jereseye, 

York. Serk, and Aureneye, or to him who supplies his place. Order to deliver to 
Nicholaa, abbess of Holy Trinity, Caen, Normandy, or to her proctor, the 
lands that she holds of the king in the islands, which were taken into the 
king's hands by reason of the death of the last abbess, as the king has 
taken hei fealty and rendered the lands to her. \_Fcedera.'\ 

Aug. 4. To the keeper of the manor of Halughton, in the king's hands. Whereas 

Stanhope. the king learns by inquisition taken by Ralph de Normanvill, Simon de 
Baldreston, and Thomas Deyvill, that Jordan de Insula, grandfather of 
Alice, daughter of Henry de Insula, granted to Alice by his deed IS*, of 
yearly rent in Halughton, to be received from certain of his free tenants 
of his manor of Halughton, which belonged to Jordan in fee, so that he 
was able to charge it, to wit from Hugh Cointe 35. yearly, from William 
de Meldewode 18c?., from Adam le Blake Qd., from John Elyn 6rf., from 
Jordan's mill there lO*., from Adam Modi 6c?., from John Ladde Ad., from 
Robert le Fevre 2^c?., from the bovate called * Isbeloxgang ' \\d. for foreign 
service, from the heirs of Ivo 2s., to have and to hold the aforesaid rent to 
her and her heirs from Thursday after Whitsuntide, 1316, until the end of 
thirteen years, by virtue of which deed Alice had and received the rent for 
four years from the time of the grant, and after that time Robert de Holand 
unjustly amoved her from the rent and levied the rent from the tenants for 
a year and a half, until all his lands and the said rent were taken into the 
late king's hands for certain causes, for which causes they came to the 
king's hands, and they are still in his hands, and that Alice did not remit 
her estate in the rent to Robert or to any one else, and that Jordan held 
the rent, together with the remainder of the manor, of the master and 
brethren of the order of the Temple in England, and that it is now held of 
the master and brethren of the Hospital of St. John of Jerusalem in 
England, and it appears by the other part of Jordan's deed, exhibited before 
the king in chancery, that Jordan granted the rent to AUce in form afore- 
said : the king therefore orders the keeper of the manor to pay to Alice the 
arrears of the rent from the time when it thus came to the late king's 
hands, and to pay her the rent henceforth until the end of the aforesaid 
term. By p.s. 

July 26. To Simon de Grymesby, escheator this side Trent. Order not to inter- 

Haydon Bridge, meddle further with the mill of Warne in Spyndelstane, if it be in the 
king's hands for the reason stated below, as the king learns by inquisition 
taken by Roger de Heroun and Robert de Tughale that Stephen de 
Musshance, grandfather of Thomas de Musshance, of whom he is the heir, 
granted to John de Musshance the said mill for life at the feast of St. John 
the Baptist, 25 Edward I., and that the mill was taken into the late king's 
hands because John adhered to the Scotch rebels, and that it is still in the 
king's hands for this reason, and that John died at Berwick at the feast of 
St. Gregory, in the 17th year of the late king's reign, and that neither 
Stephen nor Thomas remitted the mill to John or to the late king at any 
time, or made any other estate thereof to them, and that it is held of Henry 
de Percy by the service of a pound of pepper yearly, and is worth 20.$. yearly 
in all issues. By pet. of C. 

Aug. 4. To the sheriff of Hertford. Order to take into the king's hands two parts 

Stanliope. of the manor of Patemere, which John de YerdhuU has entered by pretext 
of a commission of the exchequer made to him to have the two parts under 
a certain form, and to deliver the said two parts together with the issues 
thereof received by John to Sarah, late the wife of John son of Philip de 
Patemere, to whom the king lately ordered the sheriflP to deliver the two 
parts, because it appeared by the transcript of a fine levied in the late king's 



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1327. 



Membrane 17 — cont. 
court, ia the 7tli year of his reign, between John de Campania 



and 



July 5. 
York. 



Aug. 6. 
Stanhope. 



Aug. 5. 
Durham. 



Aug. 10. 
Durham. 



Aug. 11. 
Durham. 



July 27. 
Hay don. 



Reyner, vicar of the church of Aldebery, demandants, and John son of 
Philip de Patemere and the said Sarah, deforciants, concerning the said 
manor that the demandants granted two parts of the manor to John and 
Sarah, and rendered them to them in court, to have to them and the heirs 
of their bodies, as the king learns from Sarah's complaint that John de 
Yerdhill has entered the two parts by virtue of the aforesaid commission, 
which was afterwards made to him. 

To the sheriff of York. Order to receive from H. bishop of Lincoln, the 
treasurer, the king's money, victuals, and other things that he will deliver 
to him to be carried to the marches of Scotland, and to cause them to be 
taken to the king with all speed by land and by sea as the bishop shall 
enjoin, to be delivered by indenture to them or him whom the king shall 
depute to receive them. 

To William Trussel, escheator beyond Trent. Order not to intermeddle 
further with the lands that Richard de Bleccheden held of the abbot 
of St. Peter's Gloucester, and to restore the issues thereof, as the king- 
learns by inquisition taken by John de Hampton, the late king's escheator 
in cos. Worcester, Gloucester, Hereford, Salop, Stafford, and tlie adjoining 
marches of Wales, that Richard held at his death certain lands in Okes of 
the said king by the service of carrying the king's treasure from Hertford (sic) 
to Westminster jointly with Thomas de Heleford, with one horseman, 
receiving \2d. a day, and that he held certain other lands in Rodele of the 
abbot aforesaid by divers services, and that his kinsman John Heved, son 
of John Heved, is his next heir of the lands held of the abbot. 

Ralph atte Rok and Henry his brother, Thomas Garlek, Robert de 
Tolwardyn, and John de Wycho, imprisoned at Worcester for the death 
of John de Sancto Johanne and Richard de Lodelowe, have letters to the 
sheriff of Worcester to bail them until the first assize. 

To William Trussel, escheator beyond Trent. Order to deliver to the 
executors of the will of Gilbert de Glenkarny the corn and other goods 
and chattels that belonged to Gilbert in the manor of Milham, co. Norfolk, 
which manor he held for life of the king's grant. 

To the sheriff of Essex and Hertford. Order to supersede the exaction 
of 11/. 12«. Qd. from Henry son and heir of John de Gray for a debt of 
Robert Mauntel, upon his finding security to answer to the king therefor 
at the sheriflPs next proffer at the exchequer if he cannot prove that he 
ought to be quit thereof, as he asserts that he satisfied the late king for this 
sum. 

To the sheriff of Nottingham. Although the king lately ordered him to 
cause a coroner for that county to be elected in place of Robert Jorz, 
because he learned that Robert could not attend to the duties of the oflSce 
because he was occupied with the affairs of divers magnates outside the 
county, the king now orders him to cause the coroner thus elected, if one 
have been elected, to be amoved from office in the sheriff's next county 
[court], and to cause Robert, whom the king reputes fit and sufficient for 
the office, to be newly constituted, according to his first election, as he was 
occupied with no other affairs than the king's in the marches of Scotland, 
and he has now returned from that service. Ry 0. 

Vacated, because otherwise below. 

To Joan, countess of Warenne. Order to answer to John de Moubray, 
son and heir of John de Moubray, for the extent of the latter's lands in the 
Isle of Haxiholme, or to deliver the lands to John the son, the custody 



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July 8. 
Durham. 



Aug. 14. 
York. 



Membrane 17 — cont. 

whereof the king committed to her during the son's minority, as the king 
has taken his homage and rendered his lands to him although he has not 
yet come of age. 

The like to Joan'."} haiUfE's in the Isle, to answer to John for the 
extent. 

To the sheriff of York. Order to receive from John, bishop of Ely, the 
chancellor, all the writs and commissions that he shall cause to be delivered 
to the sheriff to be sent by the latter to divers parts of the realm, by 
indenture to be made between the sheriff and the clerk of the hanaper, and 
to send them to the persons to whom they are directed out of the issues of 
h^s bailiwick. 

To Andrew de Ralegh, receiver of the issues of the land of Gloumorgan. 
Order to pay to John de Acton, sheriff of Glauraorgan, the arrears of his 
usual fee for the time that he has held that office, and to pay him that fee 
henceforth so long as he shall hold that office. 



Aug. 7. 
Stanhope. 

Aug. 6, 
Stanhope. 



Aug. 10. 
Durham. 



Aug. 6. 
Stanhope. 



Membrane 16. 

To the sheriff of Norfolk. Order to cause the houses within Norwich 
castle to be repaired by the view and testimony of men of that city. 

ByC. 

To the mayor and bailiffs of Nottingham. Order to pay 25/. of the 
ferm of that town to Richard de Grey of Codenovere, in part payment of 
the fee due to him from the king for his stay with the king for the present 
year. By bill of the treasurer. 

To William Trussel, escheator beyond Trent. Order not to intermeddle 
further with the lands that Hugh Touerai held, and to restore the issues 
thereof, as the king learns by inquisition taken by John de Bolyngbrok, 
the late king's escheator in cos. Warwick, Leicester, Derby, and Lancaster, 
that Hugh at his death held no lands in chief of the late king, but that he 
held certain lands in Sonderwod, co. Derby, of the said king as of the 
honour of Tutbury, then in the said king's hands, by knight service, and 
divers other lands of other lords by various services. 

To the prior of Huntyugdon. Whereas the king, pitying the estate of 
Robert de Waldeshef, clerk, who is smitten with leprosy and deprived of 
Bight by that infirmity, sent him to the warden and brethren of the 
lepers' hospital of St. Margaret, Huntingdon, requesting them to admit 
him to dwell amongst them until his death as a brother of the hospital, and 
to administer to him necessaries in food and clothing and other things as a 
brother of the hospital, and they have written back to the king that the 
portion of each brother of the hospital is so slender that it is barely suffi- 
cient for their own maintenance, and that Robert is married, and that his 
wife suffers from the same intirmity ; the king, wishing to provide Robert 
with his maintenance, orders the prior to go to the hospital in person, and 
to purvey its state, and if he find that Robert can be maintained out of its 
goods in addition to the maintenance of the warden and brethren without 
oppression of the hospital, he is to cause the warden and brethren to admin- 
ister to Robert his necessaries in food, clothing, and other things as one of 
the brethren for life, and if the means of the hospital are insuflScient for 
this purpose, he is to certify the king by his letters without delay. 

To the sheriff of York. Order to resume into the king's hands all 
lands, fees, churches, etc., formerly belonging to the master and brethren 
of the Temple that the bailiffs of John son and heir of John de 



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][327. Membrane 16 — cont. 

Moubray, or others have occupied, taking with him the posse of the county, 
if need be, and to cause them to be delivered immediately afler they have 
been taken into the king's hands to the prior and brethren of the Hospital 
of St. John of Jerusalem in England, to be held according to the statute of 
the late king's parliament at Westminster, in the 17th year of his reign, 
granting the possessions of the Templars to the said prior and brethren, and 
to protect and maintain the prior and brethren in possession thereof against 
such intruders, as the prior has given the king to understand that the said 
John's bailiffs and ministers have entered many of the lands that belonged 
to the Templars in that county by virtue of the king's order for the delivery 
to John of his father's lands, although that order excepted the lands that 
had belonged to the Templars. 

July 28. To William Trussel, escheator beyond Trent. Order to cause David de 

Haltwhistle. Strabolgi, son and heir of David de Strabolgi, late earl of Athole, to have 
QHautewysel.) seisin of the lands that his father held at his death of the late king in his 
demesne as of fee and by the courtesy of England of the inheritance of Joan, 
his former vrife, as the king has taken the son's homage and rendered to him 
the aforesaid lands although he has not yet come of age, in consideration of 
the services rendered by his ancestors to the king's progenitors and of the 
services that the king believes he will render to him in the future. 

By p.s. [1174.] 
The like to Simon de Grymesby, escheator this side Trent. 

By the same writ. 
To Queen Isabella's bailiffs of the honour of Walyngford. Order not 
to intermeddle with the lands of David's inheritance iu their bailiwick. 

By the same writ. 

Aug. 11. To the sheriff of Nottingham. Order to supersede the execution of the 

Durham, king's late order to cause a coroner for that county to be elected in place 
of Robert Jors, which order the king made because he was given to under- 
stand that Robert could not attend to the office because he was intending 
divers affairs of certain magnates outside that county, and if another coroner 
have been elected in Robert's place, to cause him to be amoved in the 
sheriff's next county [court], and to cause Robert to be elected anew in the 
same, as Robert, who was lately in the king's service in the marches of 
Scotland, has returned from that service, and he is not intending the service 
of other lords. By C. 

To the sheriff of Kent. Order to take Robert de Riston, whom he can 
find at Lesen' or elsewhere in his bailiwick, and to cause him to be kept in 
prison safely, so that he may not be delivered without special order from 
the king. 

To the bailiffs of Donestaple. Order to cause brother John de Redmere 
and John de Norton, in prison in their custody, to be conducted to Walyng- 
ford castle, there to be delivered to the constable or lo him who supplies his 
place, whom the king has ordered to receive them and to cause them to be 
kept safely in the castle so that they be not delivered thence without the 
king's special order. 

Mandate in pursuance to the constable. 

Aug. 13. To William Trussel, escheator beyond Trent. Order to cause Robert de 

Mjton. Ferariis, brother and heir of John de Ferariis, tenant in chief of the late 
king, to have seisin of his brother's lands, as the king has taken his homage 
for his brother's lands, and rendered them to him, although he is not yet of 
age, in consideration of the good service lately rendered by him to the king 
in his army in the northern parts, and of the good place that the king hopes 
he will hold with him in future, and in order that he may maintain more 
suitably the knighthood (arma militaria) that he has lately assumed by the 



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king's order. The king has also granted that Robert shall he quit of the 
200 marks that lie renders to the exchequer yearly for the custody of his 
lands during his minority. By p.s. [1210.] 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause the afore- 
said Robert to be discharged of the aforesaid 200 marks. 



o^ 



Aug. 13. To the sheriff of Devon. Order to examine the indenture made between 

York. Queen Isabella and the king before his accession and Otto de Bodrigan 
concerning the latter's wages for the custody of the Isle of Lunday, and to 
pay to him by indenture his wages for the time that he has had the 
custody, as the king learns from Otto's complaint that the sheriff has 
refused to pay him his wages, although he has received from him the king's 
victuals in the Isle, the king having ordered the sheriff to receive the 
victuals and to sell them, and to pay Otto's wages out of the money received 
for them. 

Aug. 15. To William Trussel, escheator beyond Trent. Order to deliver to 

York. Richard son of John le Chaumberleyn and Margaret his wife the manor of 
Stanbrugg, and the issues received thence since the death of Master Robert 
de Baldok, late archdeacon of Middlesex, by reason of whose death the 
manor was taken into the king's hands, as the king learns by inquisition 
taken by the escheator that Robert held the manor at his death for the 
term of his life by the grant of the said John le Chaumberleyn by fine 
levied in the late king's court, and that the manor after his death ought to 
remain to the aforesaid Richard and Margaret by virtue of the fine, and 
that the manor is held of the king by the service of 60*. yearly to be ren- 
dered by the hands of the sheriff of Bedford, and the king has taken 
Richard's fealty for the manor. 

Aug. 18. To the sheriff of Stafford. Order to take John de Rothewell of Lichefeld 

York. and John de Burnham his brother, and to cause them to be brought before 

the king forthwith, as they sent certain letters to Donald de Mar, the king's 

enemy, by an envoy of theirs, whereof an evil suspicion is held, as appears 

by the said letters found upon the envoy. By K. 

Aug. 17. To the abbot of St. Mary's York. Order to pay, out the 600/. due from 
York. him to the exchequer, which he has to pay at the rate of 100/. yearly, to 
Henry de Percy 142/. 3*. Od. due to him from the king for the arrears of 
the wages of him and his men-at-arms and hobelars staying with him in 
Alnewyk castle, for the defence thereof and of the marches of co. North- 
umberland, between Whitsuntide last and 14 July following. 

By bill of the treasurer. 

Aug. 16. To the collectors in the port of Lenne of the custom of wool, hides, and 
York. wool-fells, and of the new custom, and of the loan lately granted to the king 
in addition to these customs by merchants. Order to send to the exchequer 
at Westminster without delay, there to be delivered to the treasurer and 
chamberlains, all money in hand of the customs and loan, notwithstanding 
upon this occasion any assignment thereof previously made. The king 
makes this order for certain urgent matters concerning him. By K. & C. 
The like to the collectors in the following ports : 
London. Yarmouth. 

Ipswich. Boston. 

Sandwich. Bristol. 

Wynchelse. 
The like to the collectors in the port of Southampton, notwithstanding 
any assignment previously made except to the merchants of the society of 
the Bardi of Florence. 



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1327. Membrane 16 — cont. 

To the chamberlain of Chester. Order to send to the exchequer all 
money in hand of the issues of his bailiwick. 
The like to the following : 

The chamberlain of North Wales. 

The chamberlain of South Wales. 

The receiver of Kaerdif. 

William Tnissel, escheator beyond Trent. 

Simon de Grymesby, escheator beyond Trent. By K. & C, 

Aug. 21. To the collectors of tlie custom of wool, hides, and wool-fells, and of the 
York. new imprest in the port of Kyngeston-on-HuU. Order to permit Tideraann 
Meinbergh, merchant of Almain, to load 48 sacks of wool in that port and 
to take them whither he will quit of the aforesaid imprest, as the king has 
granted, at the request of William, count of Julers, that he may take this 
number of sacks out of the realm quit of the imprest. 

Aug. 20. To the sheriff of Oxford. Order to release William de Aylemere from 
York. Oxford prison upon his finding mainpernors to have him before the king in 
the octaves of Michaelmas, as he has prayed the king to cause him to be 
deiivered from prison since he is prepared to stand to right concerning the 
chai-ges against him, as the king learns that he was indicted before Thomas 
de Berkele, whom the king appointed keeper of his peace in cos. Oxford 
and Gloucester, for consenting to and abetting the robbery of Berkele 
castle, and the taking of Edward de Carnarvau, the la(e king, and the 
levying the king's people in war against him, and that he was taken and 
imprisoned at Oxford for this reason. The king has ordered the said 
Thomas to send to him at the said day the indictment and all things 
touching it. \^Fcedera.'\ 

Mandate in pursuance to Thomas, * mutatis mutandis* By 0. 

[Ibid.1 

Membrane 15. 

Aug. 20. To Simon de Grimesby, escheator this side Trent. Order to cause 

York. Robert de Clifford, brother and heir of Roger de Clifford, to have seisin of 

the lands that his brother held at his death in chief of the late king, as the 

king has taken Robert's homage for his brother's lands. By K. 

Aug. 20. To L. bishop of Durham. Order to cause the aforesaid Robert to have 

York. seisin of the lands whereof his brother was seised at his death within the 

bishop's liberty of Durham, not permitting his ministers to intermeddle 

with the said lands in any way. By K. 

Aug. 21. To John de Carleton, keeper of the king's victuals at Newcastle-on-Tyne. 

York. Order to deliver to Henry son of Hugh six tuns of the king's wines in his 

custody, of the king's gift. By K. 

Aug. 18. To Simon de Grymmesby, escheator this side Trent. Order not to 

York. intermeddle with the lands that Isabella de Bello Monte, lady de Vescy 
(Fescj'aco), holds by the king's commission until David de Strabolgi, son 
and heir of David de Strabolgi, late earl of Athole, shall come of age, and 
to permit her to hold the same according to the king's commission, as it was 
not, and is not, the king's intention, when he ordered David's lands to be 
delivered to him although he was not of full age, that those to whom the 
custody of lands of David's inheritance had been granted during his minority 
shall be ousted from their custodies before he come of age. By K. & C. 

The like to William Trussel, escheator beyond Trent. 

July 8. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to allow to Robert 

Topcliffe. But and John de Multon, son of Alexander de Hippetoft, collectors of the 



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Aug. 17. 
York. 



Membrane 15 — cont. 

custom of wool, hides, and wool-fells in the port of Boston, 224/., which 
they have paid to Peter de Besaz, proctor of certain men to whom Edward I. 
owed 735/. sterling for the remainder of divers sums for the arrears of their 
wages for the time when they were with him in his anny of the duchy [of 
Aquitaine], iu execution of the king's order to pay to him 535/., the 
remainder of ths above sum, out of the first issues of the custon, as Peter 
has acknowledged in person in chancery that they have paid liim the 
said 224/. 

Vacated, because othertcise in the second year. 

To the justiciary of Ireland, or to him who supplies his place. Order to 
deliver to Roger de Mortuo Mari, who has entered his lands, etc., in the 
justiciary's bailiwick by vii'tue of the agreement in the late parliament that 
those who were of the quarrel of Thomas, late earl of Lancaster, shall have 
their lauds again, the seals of the chancery and exchequer of his liberty of 
Trym, the rolls of pleas, writs, and memoranda in the said liberty, feet of fines 
levied therein, and all other things touching the liberty that are in the king's 
treasury or in the justiciary's custody, and to restore the wardships and 
marriages that ought lo pertain to Roger in the said liberty that were taken 
into the late king's hands by reason of the quarrel aforesaid, whether they 
have come to the hands of boys under age or of others, together with the 
issues thereof for which answer has not been made to the late or present kings. 

Aug. 20. To Thomas filz Johan, earl of Kildare, justiciary of Ireland, or to him 

York. who supplies his place. Order to cause Robert de Clifford, son and heir of 

Matilda, late the wife of Robert de Clifford, to have seisin of all the lands 

whereof his mother was seised in her demesne as of fee in Ireland at her 

death, as the king has taken his homage for the said lands. By K. 

Aug. 31. To "William Trussel, escheator beyond Trent. Order not to distrain 

Nottingham. John de Mikelham for homage and fealty for the lands that he holds of the 
king. By p.s. 

To Adam de Brom, Herbert Pouger, and Edmund de Grymesby. Order 
to go to the hospital of St. Leonard, Derby, and to survey the estate of the 
same, and to examine the warden, brethren, and ministers concerning the 
same, and to correct what is necessary, and to audit the accounts of the 
bailiffs and receivers of the same, and to do all that pertains to the ofiice of 
visitors in this behalf, and to make inquisition, if need be, by the oath of 
men of co. Derby, and to punish those found guilty, as the king has ap- 
pointed them to execute the premises because he is given to understand 
that there are many defects in the hospital for want of good government, 
and that its possessions and goods have been wasted and alienated in various 
ways by the warden, brethren, and ministers. The king has ordered the 
warden, brethren, and ministers to obey and be intendent to them in the 
execution of the premises, and has ordered the sheriff" of the county to cause 
jurors to come at a day to be fixed by them. 

Vacated, because in the Patents [1 Ed. III. part III., mem. 24.] 

Sept. 3. To William de Clynton, Order to supersede the taking of the body of 

NottiDgham. Henry de Insula, and to deliver to him his lands, goods atd chattels, the 
king having lately appointed William to pursue and take the said Henry 
and to take his lands, goods and chattels into the king's hands, as Henry 
has now rendered himself to prison lor the suspected matters wherewith he 
is charged, and has found mainpernors to have him before tl.e king on 
Alonday the octave of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross next to stand to 
right, to wit Ralph de CrophuU of co. Nottingham, Walter de Heselarton of 
CO. York, Edmund de Shireford, David de Caunton, Roger le Pledon, and 
John de Alspathe of co. Warvick. By C. 

The like to Roge. de Quyli. 



Sept. 2. 
Nottingham. 



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5^327. Membrane 16 — cont. 

July 28. To Henry de Bisshebury and William de Bermyngham. Order to deliver 

Stanhope, to John de Sutton, who was of the quarrel of Thomas, late earl of Lan- 
caster, all the issues of his lands for the time when they had the custody 
thereof, and the arrears of the ferms of his lands for which answer has not 
been made to the late king, and his goods and chattels in their custody, in 
accordance with the agreement in parliament for restitution to those who 
were of the aforesaid quarrel. By p.s. 

The like to the following: 
William de Bruneton. 
Laurence de Ralegh, clerk. 
Henry Faucumbergh, 

Sept. 5. To the collectors of the custom of wool, hides, and wool-fells in the port 

Nottingham, of Newcastle-on-Tyne. Order to pay to Thomas de Fetherstanehalgh, the 
king's yeoman, keeper of the king's peel of Staworth, 25/. 9*. Od. out of the 
first moneys of the issues of the custom after payment of 180/. 3*. 4</. to 
Henry de Percy, granted to him out of the issues of the custom, as the 
king is indebted to Thomas in the said 25/. 9s. Od. for the custody of the 
peel aforesaid from the last day of Ma)' last until 7 September next, as 
appears by a bill sealed by Robert de Wodehous, keeper of the wardrobe, 
which Thomas has delivered into chancery. By p.s. [1268.] 

Sept. 6. To the sheriff of Southampton. Order to pay to Thomas de Weston, 

Nottingham, knight, 18/. 18*. 4c/, which the king owes him for his wages of war in the 

present year and for his summer fee of the same year, as appears by a bill 

sealed by Robert de Wodehous, keeper of the wardrobe, which Thomas has 

delivered into chancery. By p.s. [1273.] 

Sept. 8. To the sheriffs of London. Order to pay to Bertram de la More 10 marks 

Nottingham, out of the ferm of the city for the coming Michaelmas, in accordance with 
the late king's grant to him for life of that sum yearly at Michaelmas from 
the ferra of the city. 



Membrane 14. 

Aug. 17. To Roger de Mortuo Mari, keeper of the land of Gloumorgan. Order to 

York. cause Peter de Veel, son and heir of Bcgo de Veel, to have seisin of the 
castles and lands of his inheritance, Avhich are held of the king, as of that 
land, as the king has taken his fealty although he has not yet proved his 
age, because it is testified by H. bishop of Lincoln, the treasurer, and other 
magnates of the council that Peter is of full age. By p.s. [1226.] 

Aug. 20. To the treasurer and chamberlains. Order to pay to John de Hanon[ia], 
York. lord of Beaumond, 4,000/., which the king owes to him for the wages of 
himself and of his men-at-arms of his company who lately came to the king 
for the Scotch war and for recompence for their horses, which sum the king 
promised to pay to him at Westminster, as the king wills that he shall be 
satisfied for the above sum at his coming to London. If they have not 
money to this amount, they are to raise what is short by pledging the king's 
jewels in the treasury and in the Tower of London with certain merchants 
and other known and sufificient persons for a certain time, so that John be 
satisfied for the whole sum, certifying the king under the treasurer's seal of 
the jewels thus pawned. [jFb?cfera.] 

The like to the treasurer, or to him who supplies his place, and to the 
chamberlains. \^Ibid.'\ 

Aug. 18. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause the 

York. exchequer to be transferred to York at the king's cost, with the rolls, tallies, 

writs, memoranda, and other things touching it, so that it be held there on 



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1327. Membrane 14 — cant. 

the morrow of Michaelmas next, as the king has ordained by the counsel of 
the prelates, j»roce?-es, and magnates of his realm, that the exchequer shall 
be transferred to York and held there, for so long as the king shall stay 
there for the expedition of the Scotch war in the north, or until otherwise 
ordered. The king has ordered the officers of the exchequer to assemble at 
Westminster at the exchequer on Sunday before the Nativity of St. Mary 
next, in order to array the rolls, tallies, writs, and other things touching 
their offices, and to carry them to the aforesaid place according to the 
ordinance of the treasurer and barons. He has also ordered the sheriffs of 
London an<i Middlesex to cause barrels, chests, and other things necessary 
for the premises to be provided and made, and to be obedient and intendent 
to the treasurer and barons in the premises. By K. & C. 

[Fosdera.] 

To Walter de Norwico, chief baron of the exchequer. Mandate in 
pursuance. 

The like to the following officers of the exchequer, ' mutatis mutandis ' : 

The treasurer and chamberlains. 

William de Stowe, the engrosser. 

Robert de la Felde, clerk, chancellor of the exchequer, and controller 
of the engrosser. 

William de Cossale, one of the remembrancers. 

William de Broclesby, one of the remembrancers. 

Richard de Cestria. clerk of the king's pleas. 

Ambrose de Novo Eurgo, marshal. 

Hugh de Collewyk, keeper of the rolls of foreign summons, llbid.] 

To the sheriifs of London. Order to cause barrels, chests, and other 
things necessary for the transfer of the exchequer and the Bench to York 
to be provided and made and delivered to the treasurer and barons. 

To Walter de Norwico, Order to be at York on the morrow of Michael- 
mas to hold the exchequer as above, together with others of the king's sub- 
jects, and to do what is incumbent upon him in the exchequer. 
The like to the following: 
William de Boudon, 1 

William de Everdon, > barons of the exchequer. 
William de Fulburn, J 

To William de Herle, chief justice of the Bench. Order to cause the 
Bench to be transferred to York at the king's cost, with the rolls, writs, and 
other things touching the same, so that it be held there in the octaves of 
Michaelmas next, as the king has ordained that it shall be held there for 
the reason stated above. The king has ordered the treasurer and chamber- 
lains to pay to Willia'ja or him whom he shall depute the costs required for 
the carriage of the rolls, writs, flues, and memoranda of the Bench to the 
said place, and he has also ordered Peter de Ludyngton, clerk in the Bench, 
to be at Westminster on Sunday before the Nativity of St. Mary next to 
array the rolls, writs, and other things touching the Bench in his custody 
for the purpose of carrying them to York according to William's ordinance. 

Mandate in pursuance to the said Peter. 

To Henry le Scrop. Order to be at York in the octaves of Michaelmas 
to hold pleas in the Bench with others of the king's subjects, the king 
liaving ordained that the exchequer and the Bench shall be transferred to 
York. 

The like to the following : , 
John de Stonore. 
John de Bousser. 
John de Mutford. 

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162 



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Aug. 20. 

York. 



Aug. 30. 

Nottiuffham. 



Aug. 20. 

York. 



1327. Membrane 14 — cont. 

To the treasurer and chamberlain.s. Order to pay to those to be deputed 
by the treasurer money according to the treasurer's discretion for the 
carriage of the exchequer and Bench and the rolls, tallies, writs, fines, and 
memoranda aforesaid to York. 

To the sheriff of York. Order to cause proclamation to be made that all 
bailiffs of liberties, fermors, and others who ought to make proffers at the 
exchequer shall be at York on the morrow of Michaelmas to make their 
proffers, and to be there himself to make his proffer, and to cause all writs 
returnable in the exchequer and Bench to be returned to the said place. 

By K. & C. 

The like to all the sheriffs of England. 

To the sheriff of York. Order to cause the houses within York castle 
ordained for the exchequer and Bench at another time to be repaired by the 
view and testimony of men of his bailiwick. 

To John de Lancastria, late keeper of certain lands in the late king's 
bands in co. Lancaster. Order to pay to Adam Redman, the king's 
yeoman, 100/. out of the issues of the said lands, to be brought by him to 
the king and to be delivered to Robert de Wodehous, keeper of the ward- 
robe. 

To the collectors in Newcastle-on-Tyne of the custom of wool, hides, and 
wool-fells and of the new custom and of the loan granted to the king beyond 
the customs by merchants. Order to permit the burgesses and mer- 
chants of that town to be acquitted of the loan upon their own wool, hides, 
and wool-fells taken out of that port to outer parts, receiving from them the 
customs due, as the king has granted this exemption to them in considera- 
tion of their continuous labours, costs and expenses about the defence of 
their town against the attacks of the Scots. By C. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause the abbot 
of St. Mary's York to be acquitted, in the first of the terms at which he is 
bound to pay the king 600/. by yearly instalments of 100/., of the sura of 
142/. 3s. 6d. paid by him by the king's order to Henry de Percy, receipt 
whereof Henry has acknowledged in person before the king. 

To William Trussel, escheator beyond Ti-ent. Order to deliver to Roger 
de Mortuo Mari two parts of the manor of Offele, co. Hertford, together 
Avith the issues thereof for which answer has not been made to the king or 
his father, as the escheator has returned to the king that he did not take 
the two parts into the king's hands, but that John de Blomvill, the late 
king's escheator in that county, took them into the late king's hands, and 
that he delivered them to the present escheator upon his appointment, 
asserting that they were in the late king's hands in name of wardship by 
reason of the minority of the heir of John de Sancto Leodegario, tenant by 
knight service of the said Roger, whose lands were in the late king's hands, 
as Roger has besought the king to deliver the said two parts to him as his 
chattel, to hold until the heir come of age, and it was agreed in the late 
parliament that those who were of the quarrel of Thomas, late earl of 
Lancaster, shall have their lands again, etc. 

Sept. 3. To Simon de Grymesby, escheator this side Trent. Order to cause 

Nottingham. Walter de Heselarton and Eustachia de Percy, his wife, daughter and 

heiress of Peter de Percy, tenant in chief of the late king, to have seisin 

of the said Peter's lands, as Eustachia has proved her age before the 

escheator and the king has taken Walter's fealty for the said lands. 

Memorandum, that Walter acknowledged by his oath that Peter held of 
the king in chief by the service of finding an armed serjeant in the king's 



Aug. 18. 
York. 



Aug. 29. 
Nottingham. 



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war for forty days at his own cost and by doing suit at the county [court] 
of York from six weeks to six weeks. 

Sept. 1. To John de Crumbewell, keeper of the Forest this side Trent, or to him 

Nottingham, who supplies his place. Order to deliver Thomas de tSancto Albano, who 

is imprisoned at Notyngham for trespass of vert in the forest of Shirewode, 

to twelve mainpernors, who shall undertake to have him before the justices 

next in eyre for forest pleas in co. Nottingham. 



Membrane 13. 

Sept. 8. To William Trussel, escheator beyond Trent. Robert de Kyrkhame, son 

Nottingham, and heir of Nicholas de Kyrkham, tenant, as he says, by knight service of 
the bishop of Exeter and other lords, has shewn the king that although the 
said Nicholas died in the time of James de Berkeley, late bishop of that 
place, and Robert, as his next heir and of full age, did to the bishop what 
he ought to have done for the lands thus held of the bishop, and entered tho 
lands during the bishop's life, and held them peacefully, nevertheless the 
king, at the prosecution of certain persons wishing to aggrieve Robert, 
asserting in chancery that Nicholas held of the king in chief, ordered the 
escheator to take into his hands all the lands whereof Nicholas was seised 
at his death in his demesne as of fee, and to cause the same to be kept 
safely until further orders, and to cause inquisition to be made concerning 
the lands held by Nicholas in chief, etc., by reason whereof the lands are 
still detained in the king's hands, wherefore Robert has prayed the king to 
amove his hand from the said lands, since it is found by the inquisition that 
Nicholas held no lands at his death in chief of the king, but that he held of 
the said bishop certain lands in Blakeden by the courtesy of England of 
the inheritance of Agatha, his late wife, by knight service, and certain 
other lands in his demesne as of fee of other lords by divers services, and 
that Robert is his next heir and is of full age : the king therefore orders 
the escheator not to intermeddle further with the said lands, and to restore 
the issues thereof to Robert, if he find by inquisition to be taken by him or 
otherwise that the premises are true. 

Sept. 16, John Bele 'vendecause,' imprisoned at Exeter for the death of Jolm 

Lincoln. Fouke, the younger, has letters of bail to the sheriff of Devon. 
The hke in favour of the following for the same death : 

Bernard de Burford. 

Thomas de la Barre. 

Andrew Matheu. 

Sept. 15. To William Trussel, escheator this side Trent. Whereas, on 25 April 

Lincoln. last, the king granted to John Darcy ' le neveu,' in consideration of his good 
service, the custody of the manors of Aldeby and Foiseham, co. Norfolk, 
which were in the king's hands by reason of the minority of Wilh'am son 
and heir of Hawisia, one of the daughters and heiresses of William le 
Mareschal, tenant in chief of the late king, a minor in the king's wardship, 
to have during the king's pleasure as of the value of 200 marks yearly, 
until the king should provide him with lands of the value of 100/. yearly 
for life, to have for his stay with the king ; and afterwards, because it was 
found by tiie rolls of the late king's chancery that the late king assigned to 
Ela, late the wife of John le Mareschal, tenant in chief of the late king, in 
dower amongst other fees of the snid John, one knight's fee in Aldeby, in 
the aforesaid county, which Joan, late the wife of William Rosselyn, held, 
which .loan is now dead, the fee being of the yearly value of 100^., the 
king ordered the escheator to deliver to Robert son of Payn, who married 

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2327. Membrane 13 — cont. 

the SJiid Ela, and to Ela the lands that the aforesaid Joan held of them by 
reason of Ela's dower, together with the issues received therefrom by the 
escheator ; and the king now learns from John Darcy that the escheator 
has erroneously delivered the manor of Aldeby to Robert and Ela under 
pretext of the said order : as it is found by an inquisition taken by the 
escheator that Joan held the manor of Aldeby for life of Hawisia's inherit- 
ance, anil that it is held of the king in chief as parcel of the barony of the 
manor of Rye, and that William son of Hawisia is her next heir of the 
manor, the king orders the escheator to resume the manor of Aldeby into 
his hands, and to deliver it to John Darcy, together with the issues received 
thence since the aforesaid 25 April, to hold according to the tenor of the 
letters aforesaid. 

Sept. 16. To the sheriff of York. Order to cause a coroner for that county to be 
Lincoln. elected in place of William Paillene, deceased. 

Sept. 18. To Simon de Grymesby, escheator beyond Trent. Order not to inter- 
Lincoln, meddle in any way with the lands that Isabella de Bello Monte, lady de 
Vescy (de Veclaco), holds by the king's commission until the coming of age 
of David de Strabolgi, son and heir of David de Strabolgi, late earl of 
Athole, tenant in chief of the late king, although the king lately ordered him 
to cause David to have seisin of the lands that his father held in his demesne 
as of fee and of the lands that his father held by the courtesy of England 
of the inheritance of Joan, his wife, the king having taken David's homage 
and rendered the lands to him although he was not of full age, as it was 
not, and is not, the king's intention that those to whom he had granted the 
custodies of manors or lands of the said inheritance during David's minority 
shall he amoved from the custodies until David come of full age. If the 
escheator have delivered the aforesaid lands to David by virtue of the said 
order, he is to cause them to be resumed into the king's hands, and to be 
delivered to Isabella, together with the issues received thence. 

By K. & C. 
The like to William Trussel, escheator this side Trent. 

Sept. 21. To the sheriffs of London and Middlesex. Whereas the late king in 
Lincoln. August, in the 10th year of his reign, being then at Lincoln on his way to 
the north against the Scotch rebels, who had then entered the realm, 
enjoined W. archbishop of Canterbury, J. elect of Ely, Walter de Norwico, 
then his treasurer, Hervey de Staunton, J. then bishop of Norwich, W. then 
bishop of Coventry and Lichfield, and Roger le Brabazon, now deceased, 
and others of his council to go to London, so that they should be there on 
the morrow of St. Bartholomew following, to provide money and victuals 
for the late king's use for the expenses of the Scotch war, and they sought 
out divers ways for providing the money, but found no men at that time 
who would make a loan of victuals or money, except the mayor, aldermen, 
and certain men of the city wdiose names are contained in a roll in the 
possession of the treasurer and chamberlains in the exchequer, who, by 
urgent request, delivered 1,000/. to the treasurer and chamberlains for the 
above purpose, and the treasurer and chamberlains promised the mayor, 
aldermen, and men that the said sum should be paid to them before All 
Saints following by all means, but payment was not made before that feast, 
by reason whereof great outcry came to the late king, who therefore granted 
and assigned to them the whole ferm of the city and all issues to be exacted 
or levied within the city and county by summons of the exchequer for his 
use for aids and tallages or for any other cause, to be received by the hands 
of his sheriffs and other ministers appointed to levy the aforesaid aids and 
tallages, until the said mayor, aldermen, and men should be satisfied, and 
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1327« Membrane 13 — cont. 

by the late king or his ministers ; of which sum the greater part was levied 
and paid in the hite king's time, and part still remains to he paid, as the mayor, 
aldermen, and men say, wherefore they have prayed the king to cause the 
arrears of the aforesaid 1,000/. to be paid to them : the king therefore 
orders the sheriffs to pay to the mayor and aldermen the ferm of the city 
and all issues levied by summons of the exchequer within the city and 
county until they be satisfied for the remainder of the aforesaid sum of 
1,000/., so that they may retain in their possession what is due to them in 
this behalf and may pay to the aforesaid men the sums due to them. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to allow to the 
aforesaid slieriflFs the sums to be paid by them to the mayor and aldermen in 
execution of the preceding order. 

Sept. 22. To the same. R. bishop of Coventry and Lichfield has shewn to the 

Lincoln. king that although the king, at the bishop's petition before him and his 
council suggesting that the late king w.as bound to him in 87/. 16s. Odshy a 
sealed bill of the wardrobe, for corn bought from him whilst he was arch- 
deacon of Richmond, and that the bishop owed to the king 95/. ll.s-, 0\d. of 
the arrears of his account for the time when he was collector of a subsidy of 
5d. in the mark granted to the late king, ordered the trea.surer and barons 
to cause allowance to be made to the bishop of the former sum in the sum 
due to the king, nevertheles.s they have deferred making the said allowance 
because the bill is sealed with the bishop's seal of the time when he was 
keeper of the wardrobe : the king therefore orders them to allow to the 
bishop the sum due to him according to the king's prior order, notwith- 
standing that the bill is sealed with his seal of the time when he was keeper 
of the wardrobe. 

Sept. 23. To the mayor, aldermen, sheriffs, and the whole community of the city of 
Lincoln. London. The king has heard and understood before his council what their 
envoys and fellovz-citizens [who have come] to him concerning the removal 
of the exchequer and Bench from London to York have said, and he thanks 
the mayor, aldermen, sheriffs, and community for their counsel and advice in 
this matter ; but as it was previously ordained by the prelates, proceres, 
and magnates of the realm that the exchequer and Bench should be amoved 
as is aforesaid, and it seems to the king and his whole council that it will 
be necessary for the ordinance to remain in force, he signifies the premises 
to the mayor, aldermen, sheriffs, and community, and orders them to aid 
the king's ministers coming to London for the aforesaid exchequer and 
Bench and the rolls, memoranda, and other things pertaining to them, in 
order that the said ministers may execute without impediment what the 
king has enjoined upon them. \_Fcedera.'\ 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause allowance 
for 20 marks to be made to Robert Banyard in the debts due from him to 
the exchequer, as he has shewn the king that he was appointed in the late 
king's time to dehver the gaol in cos. Norfolk and Suffolk, and to make 
inquisitions and other offices in those counties, and he has laboured in these 
offices for four years at his own cost, and divers emoluments have come to 
the exchequer from fines, amercements, and issues forfeited before him, 
■without his receiving any money for his fee from the late king or the pre- 
sent king, and he has prayed the king to make some remission to him in the 
debts due from him to the exchequer, and the king has granted him the 
above sum in aid of his expenses. By K. & C. 

Sept. 25. To Geoffrey Ic Scrop, chief justice to hold pleas before the king. Order 

Lincoln. to restore to Nicholas Warde the office of proclaimcr before the justices, if he 

have hitherto conducted himself well in the office and have been amoved 



Sept. 26. 
Lincoln. 



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1327. 



Sept. 27. 

Lincolu. 



Membrane 13 — cont. 

without cause, as the late king granted to bira this office, ■which Thomas 
Malemeyns had of the said king's grant, to have in the same way as others 
who had hitherto held that office, during the said king's pleasure and 
during his good behaviour, and Nicholas has given the king to understand 
that he is amoved from office by colour of certain letters of the king grant- 
ing the office to Geoffrey de Saye of London for life, although he has not 
offended in an\thing for which he ought to be amoved thence, and he has 
prayed the king to provide him with a remedy. By pet. of C. [7338.] 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. John de Faucomberge 
has shewn the king, by petition before him and his council, that Hugh le 
Despenser, the younger, lately caused by his lordship the said John to be 
indicted at Pykeryng' in the late king's presence for taking a hart and a 
hind in the forest of Pykeryng', and caused him to be taken for that reason 
and kept in prison until he had made fine with Hugii for the late king's use 
in 100 marks, of which sum he paid 10 marks to the exchequer, and he has 
prayed the king to cause the remainder of the sum to be released to him, 
especially as he was indicted thereof contrary to the law and custom of the 
realm : as the alleged trespass was made in the forest of Pykeryng', which 
was then in the late king's hands by reason of the quarrel of Thomas, late 
earl of Lancaster, and it was ordained in the late parliament at Westminster 
that the king shall not have the issues of lands of those who were of the 
said quarrel for which answer has not been made to him or to the late king, 
and because John was indicted before another than the keeper of the forest, 
contrary to the law and assize of the forest, the king orders the treasurer 
and barons to view the estreat of the fine aforesaid delivered at the ex- 
chequer, and if they find that John was indicted before another than the 
keeper of the forest, they are to cause him to be discharged of the arrears 
of the aforesaid 100 marks, which were lately attermined to him at the 
exchequer. By pet. of C. [4167.] 



Sept. 17. 
Lincoln. 



Sept. 18. 
Lincoln. 



Sept. 17. 
Lincoln. 



Sept. 18. 
Lincoln. 



Sept. 16. 
Lincoln. 



AIembrane 12. 

To William Trussel, escheator beyond Trent. Order not to distrain the 
abbot of Hyde near Winchester for homage and fealty for the lands that he 
holds of the king, as he has done homage and fealty to the king. 

By p.s. [1283.] 

The like in favour of the abbot of Glastonbury. 

To William de la Pole. Order not to exact anything from Tideman 
Meienbergh, merchant of Almain, for imprest upon 48 sacks of wool, which 
the king has granted him permission to take out of the realm from the port 
of Kyngeston-upon-HuU quit of the imprest granted to the king, and he 
has ordered the collectors of the custom of wool, hides, and wool-fells in the 
aforesaid port to permit him to load the said sacks in that port and to carry 
them whither he will quit of the imprest. By K. 

To William Trussel, escheator this side Trent. Order to pay to Joan de 
Thorthorald 10 marks for Michaelmas term, in accordance with the king's 
grant to her of 10 marks yearly at Michaelmas and 10 marks yearly at 
Easter out of the issues of the said escheatry, in aid of her maintenance. 

To the same. Order to assign dower to Marta, late the wife of Henry 
Dyve, tenant in chief to the late king, upon her taking oath not to marry 
without the king's licence. 

To the SHme. Order to pay to Richard le Mareschal 25/. out of the 
issues of his bailiwick for Michaelmas term, in accordance with the late 
king's grant of 23 September, in the 11th year of his reign, of 50 marks 
yearly in aid of his maintenance from the issues of the escheatry this side 
Trenl, because Richard was ruined by the Scots. 



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1327. 

Sept. 22. 
Lincoln. 

Sept. 21. 
Lincoln. 



Sept. 18. 
Lincoln. 



Sept. 19. 
Lincoln. 



Sept. 20. 
Lincoln. 

Sept. 20. 
Lincoln. 



Sept. 23. 
Lincoln. 



Sept. 25. 
Lincoln. 



Sipt. 24. 
Lincoln. 



Sept. 20. 
Lincoln. 



Membrane 12 — cont. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to allow to the 
aforesaid escheator 25/. paid by him in execution of the preceding order. 

To the sheriff of Kent. Order to cause a coroner for that county to be 
elected in place of Richard de Friland^ as the king learns upon trustworthy 
testimony that he cannot attend to the duties of the office because he is 
■keeper of the walls and ditches in the parts of Romenhale marsh. 

To the treasurer and chamberlains of the exchequer of Dublin. Order to 
cause to be paid to the English friars of the order of Minors at Cassele the 
alms of 5|^ marks granted by the king's progenitors to the English friars of 
the order at Adlon, as the king is now given to understand that no English 
friars dwell in the latter house, and that Irish friars occupy it at present, 
and the justiciary of Ireland and the chancellor have prayed ihe king to 
grant the alms to the English friars at Cassele. By K. 

To Robert de Shutlyngton, chaplain of the king's chapel in Wyndesore 
castle and keeper of the king's park there. Order to pay to John le Parker 
— to whom the king, at the request of Hugh Daudele, on 8 February last, 
granted the office of parker of the new park of Wyndesore during pleasure, 
receiving such wages as others who have had that office heretofore — the 
arrears of his wages from the said 8 February, and to pay him the same 
wages out of the issues of the park for so long as he is parker there. 

To the sheriff of Southampton. Order to cause a coroner for that county 
to be elected in place of Walter de Godyton, deceased. 

To the bailiffs of the city of York. Order to pay to Master John lo 
Pavilloner, the kins^'s serjeant, 60/. out of their ferra and other issues of 
the city without delay, as the king has granted this sum to him out of com- 
passion, because he was captured by the Scots whilst coming to the king by 
his orders when he was in the north, and was put to ransom, for which his 
wife and son are detained by the Scots. By p.s. [1292.] 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to allow the afore- 
said 60/. to the said bailiffs, receipt whereof John has acknowledged in 
person before the king in chancery. 

To the same. Order to allow to Reginald de Donyngton, in his account 
for the time when he was sheriff of Lincoln, 25/. paid by him to Ebulo 
Lestraunge, in execution of the late king's order to pay to him and Alesia, 
his wife, daughter and heiress of Henry de Lascy, sometime earl of Lincoln, 
the arrears of 20/. yearly for the third penny of the county of Lincoln. 

To Simon de Grymesby, escheator beyond Trent. Order not to inter- 
meddle further with the manor of Wellebury, and to restore the issues to 
Margaret, late the wife of William Sayer of Hertilpol, as the eschentor has 
returned to the king that he took the manor into the king's hands by pre- 
text of an order to take into the king's hands all the lands that belonged to 
the said Margaret, because it was said that she had died and that she held 
of the king in chief, and he has returned that she is alive and holds the 
manor for her life, and she has prayed the king to cause the manor and 
issues to be delivered to her. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. The king learns frcm 
the complaint of Robert de Kelleseye that Robert de Brandon and Nicholas 
ie Cornmanger of London lately took and carried away at London by armed 
force in the night divers charters, deeds of covenants and oblgation.s, and 
other his muniments, and the rolls of his accounts of the time when he 
was keeper of certain lands of alien men of religion in the late king's hands, 
which they detained from him, and that they threatened to slay him, whereby 



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he, through fear of death and the peril of disinheritance and other damages 
that n)ight accrue to him through the detention of the charters, deeds, and 
rolls, made a fine of 60/. with the said Robert de Brandon and Nicholas, of 
which he paid them 20/., and he made a recognisance in the exchequer to 
Nicholas for payment of 40/., the remainder of that sum, and that although 
he has impleaded Robert and Nicholas before the king for the trespass 
aforesaid, nevertheless Nicholas sues to levy the said 40/. from his lands and 
chattels by virtue of the recognisance, wherefore he has prayed the king to 
provide a remedy : the king therefore orders the treasurer and barons not to 
permit any execution of the aforesaid recognisance to be made pending 
the said plea, or until otherwise ordered. By K. & [C] 

Sept. 23. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause Reginald 

Lincoln. de Donyngton, late sheriff of Lincoln, to have allowance for 26/. '6s. Ad. 
paid by him to William de Skynan, carter, as appears by an indenture made 
with him, for the wages of himself and groom and hay, oats, and other neces- 
saries for the horses with him, in execution of the late king's order to pay 
to William, who was staying at Somerton castle with a cart and four horses 
of the said king to carry stone and timber to that castle, his wages of A\d. 
a day for the wages of himself and groom and to deliver to him hay and 
oats, and other necessaries for the horses. 

Sept. 20. To Philip de HardeshuUe, keeper of certain lands in Coule, in the king's 

Lincoln. hands. Whereas it was found by inquisition taken by the late king's order 

by Philip de Aylesbury and John de Chetewode that Robert de Tiryngton, 

liite parson of the church of Preston and all his predecessors, parsons of that 

church, had been seised from time out of mind in their demesne as of the 

right of their church of a bovate and six acres of land in Coule until the 

10th year of the said king's reign, and that William Tuchet, in that year, 

disseised the said Robert of the same unjustly and without a judgment, and 

that the land was taken into the late king's hands with other lands of the 

said William because he adhered to Thomas, late earl of Lancaster, and it 

is still in the king's hands ; wherefore Edmund de Grymesby, now parson 

of the said church, has besought the king by his petition before him and 

council at Westminster to cause the land to be delivered to him as the right 

of his church ; to which petition it was answered by the council that 

Edmund should sue at common law for the land against William's heir, 

who had been restored to his inheritance in parliament ; and afterwards 

Edmund gave the king to understand that the heir did not care to sue the 

land out of the king's hand, so that he could not have process against the 

heir according to the ansAver to his petition, and he has prayed the king to 

provide a remedy ; and the king therefore ordered the sheriff of Buckingham 

to warn Richard Tuchet, brother and heir of the said William, to be before 

the king in chancery on the morrow of the Assumption last, to shew cause 

why the land should not be delivered out of the king's hands to Edmund as 

the right of his church ; and the sheriff warned Richard accordingly, as he 

returned before the king at the said day, when Richard appeared in person 

before the king and asserted that he had no right in the land, affirming that 

it was the frankalmoin of the church aforesaid, and prayed the king to 

deliver the land to Edmund as the right of his church in discharge of the 

soul of his brother, the said WiUiam : the king therefore orders the keeper 

to deliver the laiid to Edmund or his attorney, if it be in the king's hands 

solely for this reason. By pet. of C. 

Sept. 21. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause allowance 

Lincoln. to be made to the bailiffs of Lincoln in their account for 300 marks, being 



75 marks for Easter term, 



in the 18t.h year of the 
loO marks for Micliaelmas and Easter terms following, 



late king's reign, 
and 75 marks for 



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Micliaelmas term, in the 20tli year of the said king's reign, paid by them 
out of the farm of tlie city to William de Eos of Hamelak by virtue of divers 
orders of the late king, wl»o granted to the said William, on 22 August, in 
the 16th year of his reign, 150 marks yearly from the ferm of that city and 
150 marks yearly from the ferm of the city of York. 



Membrane 11. 

Sept. 25. To Matthew Broun, late escheator in cos. Lincoln, Northampton, and 

Lincoln. Rutland. Order to deliver to Ebulo Lestraunge all the issues received by 
the escheator from the constabulary of Lincoln castle and the bailey 
before the gate of the castle since they were taken into the late king's 
hands, as the escheator has returned to the king that he did not take the con- 
stabulary and bailey, which belong to Ebulo and Alesia, his wife, into the 
late king's hands, but that John Walewayn, the late king's escheator this 
side Trent, took them into the said king's hands because it was said that 
Alesia, who held them to her and her heirs in fee of the said king in chief, 
demised them while she was single to John Talbot, to have during his good 
behaviour towards her, rendering to her 20 marks yearly, and the king — 
becauf^e it appeared to him by the rolls of the late king's chancery that the 
said king rendered the constabulary and bailey to Alesia from 20 September, 
in the i6th year of his reign, as her right and inheritance — ordered Matthew 
not to intermeddle further with the constabulary and bailey and to restore 
the issues thereof to Ebulo and Alesia, and he now learns from the com- 
plaint of Ebulo and Alesia that Matthew detains the issues, although he has 
delivered to them the constabulary and bailey, wherefore they have prayed 
the king to provide a remedy. 

Sept. 26. To John Peynel, chamberlain of Chester. Order to permit William le 
Lincoln. Clerk of Chester to pay 100 marks, the balance of a fine of 200 marks for 
divers trespasses in those parts made by him before Richard Daumary, 
justice of Chester, at the rate of 20 marks yearly, and to cause these terms 
to be enrolled, as the king has granted him these terms in response to his 
petition. By pet. of C. [4857.] 

To Richard Damori, justice of Chester. The citizens of Chester have 
prayed the king that whereas they have many of their boys, who are young 
and of tender age, staying continuously in Chester castle as hostages at their 
cost, he will order their delivery, especially as the boys or their ancestors have 
rot hitherto offended against the king or his progenitors in any way ; the 
king, assenting to their petition so that they may be more ready in his 
affairs and orders, therefore orders the justice to cause six of the eighteen 
boy-hostages in the castle to be detained therein for one week, six tor the 
second week, and six for the third week hereafter ; provided that if it seem 
to the justice that danger may arise in future to the king or the city or 
those parts by pretext of this easement, he shall receive all the hostages 
aforesaid without delay, and shall detain them in the same way as at present 
until otherwise ordered. By pet. of C. [1887.] 

\_Fcedera.~\ 

Oct. 5. To the treasurer and chamberlains. Order to cause to be paid to 

Nottingham. Thomas de Pencatelane, the king's yeoman, in parcels (particulatim) in 
the best way they can what they shall find to be still due to him from 
the late king according to the bills in his possession, so that he may prepare 
himself the more decently for the king's service, as he has prayed the 
king to cause 900/. due to him from the late king, according to divers bills, 
to be paid to him. By pet. of C. 



Sept. 25. 
Lincoln. 



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1327. 



Sept. 30. 

Nottingham. 



Oct. 1. 

Nottinffham. 



Oct. 3. 
Nottingham. 



Sept. 28. 
Lincoln. 



Sept. 27. 
Lincoln. 



Oct. 23. 

Nottingham. 



Membrane 11 — cont. 

To the same. Order to cause Geoffrey de Mildenhale, the king's yeoman, 
to be satisfied by payment or assignment for what they shall find to be due 
to him by the bills in his possession, as he has prayed the king to cause 
106/. 12*. Id. due to him from the late king as appears by divers bills in 
his possession to be paid to him, and the king assents to his petition in 
consideration of his long service to him and his father. By pet. of C. 

To John de Crombwell, keeper of the Forest this side Trent. Order to 
deliver Ralph son of Reginald de Thouresby, imprisoned at Notingham for 
trespass of vert in Shirwode forest, to twelve mainpernors, who shall under- 
take to have him before the justices for forest pleas in co. Nottingham 
when they come to those parts. 

To Richard Damory, justice of Chester. As the king wills that his 
several wood called ' Burnelleswode ' pertaining to the manor of Shotewyk 
in Wyrhale, co. Chester, together with the launds pertaining to it, shall be 
a park, he orders the justice to cause the wood and launds to be enclosed 
without delay, and to keep them enclosed as a park, and to cause this to be 
published throughout his bailiwick. The king has ordered John Paynel, 
chamberlain of Chester, to pay the costs of the enclosure, as directed by 
the justice. • By K. 

Mandate in pursuance to the saiil chamberlain. By K. 

To John de Insula, constable of Wyndesore castle. Order to deliver to 
the king's chaplains celebrating divine service in the chapel of the castle, 
bread, wine, oil, and other small necessaries for divine service from Michael- 
mas last until next Michaelmas. 

To John de Carleton, receiver of the king's victuals at Newcastle-on- 
Tyne. Order to deliver to the prior of Tynemuth victuals to the value of 
20/., in aid of keeping the priory aforesaid against the attacks of the Scotch 
rebels, as the king has granted him victuals to that amount in consideration 
of the costs and expenses about the keeping of the priory. 

By pet. of C. [3800.] 
To the collectors in Newcastle-on-Tyne of the custom of wool, hides, and 
wool-fells, and of the new custom, and of the loan in addition to the custom 
made to tlie king by merchants. Order to permit the merchants of co. 
Northumberland to be acquitted of the loan aforesaid upon payment of the 
customs upon their own wool, hides, and wool- tells to be taken out of that 
port, as the king has granted thf.t nothing shall be taken from them for the 
loan, in consideration of the damages and grievances inflicted upon the men 
of that county by the frequent comings of the Scotch rebels into those 
parts. By K. & C. 

To the .eame. Like order in favour of John de Chilton, John Wake, 
and John de Pontefracto, of co. Northumberland, merchants. By K. & C. 

To John de Carleton, receiver of the king's victuals at Newcastle-on- 
Tyne. Order to deliver to the abbot and convent of Blauncheland victuals 
to the value of 20 marks, which the king has granted them in aid of their 
maintenance, in consideration of the damages sustained by them by the 
frequent comings of the Scotch rebels into those parts. By pet. of C. 

To Simon de Grymesby, escheator beyond Trent. Order to deliver to 
Alice, late the wife of Roger Beler, tenant in chief of the late king, a 
knight's fee in Aschovre, co. Derby, which Ralph de Reresby and Adam 
de Reresby hold, of the yearly valve of 12/., and a moiety of a fee in 
Dethek, Shukthorn, Thamesley, and Lee, in the same county, which 
Geoffrey de Dethek, Peter de Walkebrugge, and other tenants hold, of the 
yearly value of 6/. 13«. Ad., which fee and moiety the late king assigned to 
her as her dower, and which he afterwards, on 6 July, in the 19th year of 



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[Oct.] 6. 

Kottinfrham. 



Membrane 11 — cont. 

Lis relgu, ordered John de Bolingbrok, then his escheator in cos. Warwick, 
Leicester, Nottiugham, Derby, and Lancaster, to deliver to her, which 
order has not yet been executed. 

Here the great seal was changed^ as appears in the memorandum on the 
dorse of this roll. 

To the sheriff of Essex. Order to cause a verderer for the forest of Essex 
to be elected in place of Giles Pecciie, deceased. 



Membrane 10. 

Oct. 6. To William Trussel, escheator beyond Trent. Whereas at the prosecu- 

Nottingham. tion of John Lestraunge and James Daudele, who is a minor in the king's 
wardship, suggesting that one John Mautravers lately gave by his chnrter 
the manor of Asheton and the advowson of the church of St. Peter, Code- 
ford, to Elias Giffard, lately deceased, in free marriage with Alice his sister, 
as appeared by the charter then exhibited in chancery, and that John 
Giffard of Brymmesfeld, now deceased, held the manor and advowson on 
the day of his death, as kinsman and heir of Elias and Alice, according to 
the form of the grant, and that the said John Lestraunge and .James 
Daudele are the next heirs of .John Giffard for the manor and advowson 
according to the form of the gift, the king ordered the escheator to make 
inquisition concerning the premises; and it is found by the inquisition that 
John Mautravers gave the manor and advowson to Elias in free marriaye 
with Alice his sister, to hold to them and the heirs of their bodies of the 
said .John Mautravers and his heirs by the service of a knight's fee, and 
that John Giffard held the manor and advowson on the day of his death 
according to the form of the gift, and that John Lestraunge and James 
Daudele are next heirs of John Giffard for the manor and advowson accord- 
ing to the form of the gift : the king orders tlie escheator to retain in his 
hands the moiety of the manor falling to James until further orders, and 
to deliver the other moiety of the manor to John Lestraunge. 

Oct. 6. To the bailiffs of the city of Lincoln. Order to pay to William de Roos 

Nottingham, of Hamelak 7.5 marks from the term of that city for Michaelmas term last, 
in accordance with the late king's grant, of 22 August, in the 16th year of 
his reign, of 150 marks yearly from the term of that city, and of the like 
.sum from the ferm of the city of York, until he should provide him with 
300 marks of land yearly between the Thames and the Tees. 
The like to the bailiff's of the city of York. 

Oct. 6. To .John de Insula, constable of Wyndesore castle. Order to pay to 

Nottingham. Edmund de Algate, janitor of both gates, 4rf. a day ; to Alexander le 
Payntour, one of the viewers of the king's works, 2d. a day ; to Thomas le 
Rotour, the other viewer of the king's works, 2d. a day ; to John the 
gardener of the king's garden without the castle, 2\d. a day ; to the four 
watchmen of the castle, 2c?. a day each ; to Robeit de Wodeham, captain 
forester of W^yndesore forest, I2d. a day ; to Ralph de la More, clerk of the 
king's works in the castle, 2d. a day; to Thomas le Parker, keeper of the 
park of Kenyngton, l\d. a day : being their wages and stipends from 
Michaelmas last until next Michaelmas. 

Oct. 7. To Philip de Hardeshull. Order to deliver to H. bishop of Lincoln the 

Nottingham, manors of Preston and Coule, co. Buckingham, which are in his custody, 

and the issues thereof from 2G February last, when the king committed to 

the bishop the custody of the lands that belonged to Bartholoiuew de 



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1327. 



Oct. 6. 

Nottingham. 



Oct. 8. 

Nottingham. 



Oct. 6. 

Nottingham. 



Oct. 5. 

Nottingham. 



Membrane 10 — cont. 

Badlesraere, tenant in chief of the late king, during the minority of Giles, 
son and heir of Bartholomew, the said manor? being of his inheritance. 
The like to Hugh de Boycote for the manor of Fynemere, co. Oxford. 

To the treasurer and chamberlains. Order to pay to Thomas de 
Corbrigg 350/. by particulars according to the bills of the late king's 
wardrobe in his possession, as he has besought the king, by petition before 
him and his council, to cause this sum to be paid to him, which the late 
king owes to him for his wages of the time when he was with him and for 
recompence for his horses lost in the said king's service, and he has shewn 
the king that he long served the late king both in peace and in war, and 
that he sustained divers losses by the Scotch rebels, and that all his lands 
in the north are now recently wasted and destroyed by the Scots. 

By pet. of C 

To Geoffrey le Scrop and his fellows, justices to hold pleas before the 
king. Order to cause Alexander de Lilleford, lately taken by the king's 
order and imprisoned at York, to come before them, and to cause him to be 
released upon mainprise to have him before the king when summoned and 
that he will behave himself well towards the king and Queen Isabella. Th& 
king has ordered the sheriff of York to cause Alexander to come before 
the justices at a day to be fixed by them. By K. 

Mandate in pursuance to the sheriff of York. By K. 

To John de Crumbewell, keeper of the Forest this side Trent, or to him 
who supplies his place in the forest of Shirwod. Order to deliver William 
son of Ralph del Hill of Edenestowe, imprisoned at Notingham for trespass 
of vert in Shirwood forest, to twelve mainpernors, who shall undertake to 
have him before the justices in eyre for forest pleas in co. Nottingham 
■when they next come to those parts. 

To the sheriff of Devon. Whereas the king lately ordered him to take 
into his hands all the goods and chattels of John atte Bergh, deceased, of 
that county, and to cause them to be kept safely until otherwise ordered, 
because John was indebted to the king in divers debts at his death, and 
ordered the sheriff to make inquisition concerning John's goods and chattels, 
and to certify him concerning them and their value ; and it is found 
by the inquisition that William de Ferariis has a ' bay ' horse, price 40*., 
a black horse, price 20*., and 80 mother-sheep, price 12c?. a head, and a 
knife, price \2d., and that Walter Spry has 20 mother-sheep, price 12c?. a 
head, and that Richard de Cokeworth has a waggon bound with iion, price 
105., two plough-beasts (^jumentd), price 16s., and a cow, price 10*., and 
that Juliana Godwyne has eight mother-sheep, price 12c?. a head, and five 
lambs, price 4rf. a head, and that Nicholas de Combe has two cofters, price 
half a mark, a ' somersadil,' price half a mark, and two silver cups, price 
245. and that Adam de Milleford has a saddle with rein, price 1 mark, a 
cart bound with iron, price 105., a sword, price 1 mark, and two cows, 
price 105., and that William Frillard has a hoise, price 3s., and that Henry, 
parson of the church of Kelly, has a basin with laver, price 5s., a bench- 
cover (bancarium), price 12^., and a brazen pot, price half a mark, and 
that John Berde has a ' coverlid,' price 10s., and three florins, price 10s., 
and that Thomas de Cokeworthy has two beds, price 30s., three robes, 
price 2 marks, four pieces of silver, price 48s., 12 spoons, price I2d. each, 
20 stone of cheese, price Sd. each, 25s. in silver, other chattels to the value 
of 10s., a brooch {Jirmactilum), price 1 mark, and a ring, price 10/., and 
that William de Asshelegh has an * aketon,' price 40s., and that the said 
Thomas de Cokeworthy has 13 acres of rye, price 4s. each, and that Roger 
atte Legh mowed the meadow at Asshelegh and feloniously took and carried 



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1327. 



Oct. 8. 

Nottingham. 



Oct. 9. 
Notiingham. 



Oct. 8. 

Nottingham. 



Oct. 11. 

Nottingham. 



Oct. 12. 

Nottingham. 

Oct. 8. 
Nottingham. 



Oct. 7. 
Nottingham. 



Membrane 10 — cont. 

the bay away from it, and that there are at Burgh and Bikewell 3^ acres of 
rye, price 4s. each, and 15 acres of oats, price 20d. each, and that Thomas 
de Dunstane, abbot of Bokeland, has eight oxen, price 10*. each, 14 bullocks 
(bovetfos), price 3*. each, 70 sheep, price 10c?. each, and a horse, price 
5 marks, and that Walter atte Yo had half a hundred of fleeces, price 6s., 
by delivery from the said John de Bergh for sale, and that Nicholas de 
Combe of Tordham has a waggon bound with iron, price 10s. : the king 
orders the sheriff to take all the aforesaid goods and chattels into his hands, 
and to expose them for sale, so that he have the money arising there- 
from in chancery in the octaves of Martinmas next, to be delivered to the 
chancellor to do therewith what the king has enjoined upon him. 

To the sheriff of Southampton. Order to cause 30 oak trees to be felled 
in Chut forest, and to be carried to Ambresbury for the use of Mary, the 
king's aunt, a nun of Fontevrault, dwelling at Ambresbury, in accordance 
with the grants of Edward I. of this number of oaks yearly. 

To the collectors of the custom of wool, hides, and wool-fells in the port of 
Kyngeston-on-Hull. Order to pay to W. archbishop of York 800 marks, 
which he lent to the king and which the king promised to pay out of 
the next issues of the custom in that port after Michaelmas following 
the time of the loan. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to permit Walter 
de Istelep to pay the 28/. due from him to the king, for the arrears of his 
account of the time when he was the late king's treasurer in Ireland, at the 
rate of 100s. yearly, and to cause these terms to be enrolled. By K. 

To William Trussel, escheator beyond Trent. Order not to distrain the 
prior of GolJeclyve in Wales for fealty for the lands pertaining to the 
priory that he holds of the king, as he has done fealty to the king. 

To the sheriff of Bedford. Order to cause a coroner for that county to 
be elected in place of John de Wotton of Donestaple, deceased. 

To the treasurer and chamberlains. Order to cause satisfaction to be 
made to Eobert de Hornclif, constable of Baumburgh castle, by payment 
or assignment for what they shall find to be due to him for the custody of 
the said castle, as he has prayed the king, by petition before him and his 
council, to cause payment to be made to him of 81/. 14s. lid., which sum 
is due to him for the custody from 30 May last until Martinmas next, as 
appears by an indenture imder the king's privy seal in Robert's possession. 

By pet. of C. 

To William Trussel, escheator beyond Trent. Whereas the king lately 
ordered the escheator to certify him of the cause of his taking into the 
king's hands of 3 roods of land belonging to the abbot of Croyland in 
Wigetoft, and the escheator returned that he did not take them into the 
king's hands, but that Master John Walewayn, the late king's escheator 
beyond Trent, took them into the late king's hands because it was found by 
an inquisition of office taken before him that the abbot acquired them to 
him and his house after the publication of the statute of mortmain, without 
royal licence, and he returned that Matthew Broun the late king's escheator 
in COS. Lincoln, Northampton, and Rutland, who had the land by delivery 
of the said John, delivered it to the present escheator by indenture at the 
time of the latter's substitution in that office; and the abbot has prayed the 
king to cau.^e his hand to be amoved from the land because he and the 
convent acquired it from Richard son of Peter de Hoddil in the time of 
Edward I. by licence of that king : the king therefore orders the escheator 



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1327. Membrane 10 — cont. 

not to intermeddle in any way with the land, and to deliver the issues 
thereof to the abbot, if he ascertain by inquisition or otherwise that the 
three roods are the same land that the abbot acquired by virtue of the 
aforesaid licence, and if they are in the king's hands solely for the above 
reason. 



Membrane 9. 

Oct. 9. To Thomas Wake, keeper of the Forest beyond Trent. Order to deliver 

Nottingham. John de Bekeby, imprisoned at Rokyngham for ti'espass of venison in 

Rokyngham forest, in bail to twelve mainpernor?, who shall undertake to 

have him before the justices in eyre for forest pleas in co. Northampton 

when they next come to those parts. 

Oct. 7. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Master Walter de 

Nottingham. Istlep has shewn the king that whereas he, when he was the late king's 
treasurer of Ireland, paid 70/. by the said king's order to Richard da 
Celer, late receiver of certain of the said king's victuals sent by sea for the 
expedition of the Scotch war, and the said Richard accounted for the same 
in the said king's wardrobe before Robert de Wod[ehouse, clerk of the] 
wardrobe, and Robert charged himself therewith in his account at the 
exchequer, nevertheless Walter has not yet obtained any allowance or 
satisfaction for this sum, which he has prayed the king to cause to be 
allowed to him : the king therefore orders the treasurer and barons to view 
the late king's order and the account [of the said Robert], and to cause the 
said sum to be allowed to Walter if they find that he paid it to Richard 
and that [Robert] charged himself therewith in his account. 

Oct. 12. To the sheriff of York. Order to pay to Joan Corayn of Boghan 20/. 

[Nottingham.] out of the issues of his bailiwick for [Michaelmas] terra last, the king 

having, on 27 March last, granted to her 40/. yearly from the issues of 

that county in aid of her maintenance. By K. 

Oct. 11. To William Trussel, escheator beyond Trent. Order to deliver to 

Nottingham. Margaret, late the wife of Richard de Plaiz, tenant in chief, the following 

of Richard's lands, which the king has assigned to her in dower: the manor 

of Great Okie, co. Essex, of the yearly value of 25/. 13*. 2\d. ; a quarter 

county, of tlie yearly value of 



same 
n)anor 



of W[etyng], co. Norfolk, of 



of certain lands in Stretford, in the 
4/. 15s. Qd. ; and two parts of the 
the yearly value of 18/. 12s. Od. 

To the same. Order to deliver to the aforesaid Margaret the following of 
the said Richard's knights' fees, which the king has assigned to her in dower : 
a fee in Great Mapilstirstede {sic), co. Essex, which Thomas de Huuter- 
coumbe holds, of the yearly value of 40s. ; 3f fees in Wyvenhowe, Dolilonde, 
Stapelford, and Nasestok, in the same county, which John de Sutton holds, 
of the yearly value of 7/. 10s. Od. , three parts of a fee in Great Okie, in 
the same county, which Alexander Flyntard holds, of the yearly value of 
30s. ; a fee in Shodicaumpes, co. Cambridge, which Thomas de Hanchach 
holds, of the yearly value of 40s. ; a fee in Loden, co. Norfolk, which 
Roger Brtcoun holds, of the yearly value of 100s. ; a fee in Fransham and 
Skernyng, in the same county, which Geoffrey de Fransham holds, of the 
yearly value of 100s. 

To the same. Order to deliver to the aforesaid Margaret the following 
of the advowsons of the said Richard, which the king has assigned to her 
in dower : the advowson of the church of Great Okie, co. Essex, of the yearly 
value of 10/. ; the advowson of the church of Chaggele, co. Sussex, of the 
yearly value of 100s. 



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]^327. Membrane 9 — cont. 

Oct. 15. To the chamberlain of Kaerraerdyn. Order to pay to Thomas de Heydon 

Nottingham, the fee that others liave been wont to receive for the office of sheriff of 
CO. Kaermerdyn, which the king committed to him, during pleasure, on 
ly February last. 

Oct. 14. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause allowance 

l^ottingham. to be made to the bailiffs of York for 75 marks, paid by them out of the 
ferm of their city for Michaelmas term last to William de Ros of Hamelak, 
in execution of the king's order of 6 October. 
The like in favour of the bailiffs of Lincoln. 

Oct. 10. To the sheriff of Lincoln. Order to pay to Wenthliana, daughter of 

Nottingham. Llewelyn, late prince of Wales, a nun ot Sempyngham, 10/. out of the 

issues of his bailiwick for Michaelmas term last, in accordance with the 

king's grant to her of 20/. yearly in aid of her maintenance from the issues 

of that county. \^Foedera.^ 

Dec. 2.* To the sheriff of Southampton. Whereas at the prosecution of Elias de 

Nottingham. Stubton, citizen of Lincoln, suggesting to the king that, some time before 
the dispute between the men of the king of France and the men of the late 
king, he loaded a ship of his called ' La Bonane ' of Boston with salt and 
other things and merchandise to the value of 460/., in order to take the 
same to Normandy for the purpose of trade, and he arrived with the ship 
iu the port of the town of Leire, and that the ministers of the king of 
France of that town arrested without cause the said ship, price 140/., with 
divers goods and merchandise in her, to wit salt, price 100/., 10 tuns of 
wine, price 40/., two lasts of hides, price 60/., Irish cloth, price 20/., 
Spanish iron, price 13/. 15^. Oc?., two weighs {pedis) of wax, price 6/., 
17 beds and 17 coffers, containing robes, jewels, and silver by tale, to the 
value of 66/. 5s. Od., armour, price 8/., and victuals, such as corn, meat, 
fish, and flour, to the value of 6/., and detained the same unjustly, and the 
king frequently requested the king of France to cause the ship and goods 
to be released from arrest and restored to the said merchant, and the king 
of France has not made any restitution or satisfaction, although the said 
merchant presented to him the king's letters and diligently pressed him for 
restitution or satisfaction, and the said king has altogether failed to do him 
justice, as appears by the letters testimonial of the mayor and community 
of the city of London exhibited before the king, wherefore he has prayed 
the king to provide a remedy : the king therefore orders the sheriff tc 
arrest all goods and wares of the men and merchants of the power of the 
king of France from Normandy to tlie value of \00l.,\ and to cause them 
to be kept safely until the said merchant have been satisfied for the afore- 
said 460/. and for his damages, or until otherwise ordered, certifying 
the king of his proceedings. The king has ordered each of the sheriffs 
of Suffolk, Dorset, and Devon to arrest goods in like manner to the 
value of 100/., and the bailiffs of Shorham to arrest goods to the value 
of 60/.J 

Oct. 11. To the bailiffs of Bishop's Lenne. Whereas lately, at the prosecution of 

Nottingham. Geoffrey de Betele, Robert de la Chapelle of Ely, John de Walsyngham, 

Walter Lambesone, Robert de Ketteleston, and John Beke, merchants of 

Lenne — suggesting to the king that they loaded a ship called ' La 

Laurence ' of Lenne, whereof Stephen de Waynflete was master, at Lenne 



* Thi.s date foUow.s an added clause written on an erasure, 
t Written on an erasure. 

X The.<!e clauses are an addition to the enrolment, written in ink of a different 
colour. 



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1327. Membrane 9 — cont. 

with divers goods and merchandise to the value of 400/., in order to take 
the same to Newcastle-on-Tyne for the maintenance of the king and his 
subjects then with him in the north by reason of the attacks of the Scotch, 
and that certain malefactors of Zeeland, Normandy, and Picardy entered 
the ship by armed force whilst she was sailing to Newcastle-on-Tyne by the 
sea coast near Hertilpole, and took and carried away the goods and wares 
aforesaid, and had their will thereof, and scuttled the ship and sank her 
and her tackle in the sea — -the king, wishing to be certified of the names of 
the malefactors, ordered the mayor and bailiffs of Hertilpole to inform 
themselves by inquisition and otherwise of the names of the ships in which 
the malefactors were, and of the names of the masters of the ships, and of 
the names of the malefactors, and to certify the kins; thereof ; and it is 
found by the information sent to the king by the said mayor and baiUffs 
that Hugh son of Hugh de Browyrshaven, Giles Arnotsone of Caurafer, 
Matthew Copisone of Merland, Peter Hoybuksone of Merland, Martin de 
Boloyn of Merland, Outersotus de Merland, Peter Calver of Le Brele, 
Peter son of John de Merland, Ivo de Merland, Henry Bitebere of Caunfer, 
Iwalus de Browirshaven, John son of Peter del Brel, and Peter Haward of 
Caunfer of Zeeland, and Martin Waban of Depe, Simon Senestre of Depe, 
Jordan Petit of Depe, William Barton of Depe, William Wase of Depe, 
John Russe of Depe, William le Brumett of Depe, Walter du Gardyn of 
Depe, Elbouz de Depe, Bertinus Senestre of Depe, John Blount of Depe, 
William Gomet of Depe, Martin Mulard of Depe, Aungodinus de Depe, 
Matthew de Hothowe of Depe, John de Hothowe of Depe, and Peter 
Marioler of Depe of Normandy, and John Bernard of Waban, Ulardus le 
Sawage of Waban, John Tronk of Waban, Bertinus Favorel of Waban, and 
John Favorel of Waban of Picardy, together with divers other malefactors, 
did the said evils and damages : the king therefore orders the bailiffs to 
cause the said men and their goods and chattels to be arrested, and to make 
inquisition concerning the names of other malefactors who were present at 
the said trespass, and to arrest all whom they shall find to be guilty thereof, 
together with their goods and chattels, and to cause all of them and their 
goods and chattels to be kept safely until further orders, certifying the king 
of their proceedings. By C. 

The like to the bailiffs of the following places : 

Newcastle-on-Tyne. 

Raveusere. 

Great Yarmouth. 

Boston. 



Oct. 17. To Arnald Power, the king's steward of co. Kilkenny. Order not to 

Nottiugham. distrain John de Erlegh, knight, for homage and fealty for the lands that 
he holds of the king in Ireland, as he has done his homage and fealty to 
the king. 

The like [mutatis mutandis'], to William Trussel, escheator beyond 
Trent. 



Oct. 26. To all the king's bailiffs and subjects, etc. Notification that the king has 

Nottingham, pardoned John Baghowe of Cornwall offences committed before the king's 

coronation, and outlawries, on condition that he set out in the king's service 

against the Scots and afterwards stand to right in the king's court if any 

one will speak against him concerning the said offences. By p.s. 

Vacated, because on the Patent roll [1 Edw. III., />. ///., mem. 12]. 

Oct. 23. To William Trussel, escheator beyond Trent. Order not to distrain 

Nottingham. John Busshy for his fealty for the lands that he holds of the king, as he 
has done fealty to the king. 



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] / / 



1327. 



Feb. 28. 
Westminster. 



April 4. 
Himtingdon. 

April 30. 
Stamford. 

June 17. 
York. 

May 27. 
York. 



Nov. 9. 

Nottingham. 



1328. 

Jan. 12. 
Clipstone. 



Meynbrave 9 — Schedule. 
JVarancia dierum. 

To the justice of Chester, or to him who supplies his ])lace. Order not 
to put Henry, son and heir of John de Grey, supplying the place of 
Thomas, earl of Norfolk, marshal of Enojland, in the kinaj's household, ia 
default for not appearing on Tuesday the feast of St. Scholastica la«it in the 
suit before the justice between William son of Ranulph de A.stebury, 
demandant, and William de Venables of Newebold and Alice his wife, 
tenants, concerning a messuage, 25 acres of land and an acre of meadow in 
Astebury, concerning which Alice vouched to warranty her husband 
against the aforesaid William son of Ranulph, and her husband further 
vouched the said Henry to warranty, as Henry was in the kings service by 
his order on that day. By p.s. 

To the same. Like order not to put the aforesaid Henry in default for 
not appearing in the said suit on Tuesday before St. Gregory last. By p.s. 

To the same. Like order not to put the aforesaid Henry in default for 
not appearing in the said suit on Tuesday after St. Mark last. 

To the same. Like order not to put the afore.said Henry in defjiult for 
not appearing in the said suit on Tuesday before St. Barnabas. By K. 

To the bailiffs of John de Britannia, earl of Eichmond, of the wapen- 
take of Gillyng. Order not to put the abbot of Rievaux in default for not 
appearing on Friday after St. Pancras last in the suit before the bailiffs 
between Adam de EUcrton and the abb it concerning an alleged trespass 
committed upon Adam by the abbot, as the abbot was in the king's service 
on that day by his order. By K. 

Here the great seal was changed, as appears in a memorandum on the 
dorse of the Close \^Rolls'\. 

To Richard Daramori, justice of Chester, or to him who supplies his 
place. Order not to put the bishop of Coventry and Lichfield in default 
for not appearing on Tuesday after Michaelmas last in the suit before the 
justice by the king's writ under his seal used in co. Chester between 
Richard de Oldynton and Alice his wife, demandants, and the bishop, 
deforciant, concerning Alice's dower in Terven. By K. 

To the mayor and sheriffs of London. Order not to put Thomas de 
Hockele in default for not appearing on Monday after St. Lucy last in the 
suit before them in the busting of London by v/rit of right between Joan, 
late the wife of William atte Hull, and Adam le Boghyere, demandants, 
and the said Thomas and Richard, his brother, tenants, concerning a 
messuage and eleven shops in London, as Thomas was in the king's service 
on that day by his order. By p.s. 



2327, Membrane 8. 

Oct. 20. To Thomas de Kent, keeper of the manor of Wosthorndon, co. Essex. 

JJottingham. Wherea.s at the petition of William Noil before tiie king and his council in 
the last parliament — suggesting that William de Trente, late citizen of 
London, his uncle, granted to him by charter the aforesaid manor, to him 
and the heirs of Ins body, and he was seised thereof by virtue of the grant 
until James Beauflour, whose daughter he married, demised the m-inor for a 
term of years to Geoffrey de la Lee, without liis consent, he being a minor, 
and that Geoffrey during the term granted the manor to Hugh le Despanser, 
tiie younger, to him and his heirs for ever, by fine levied in the late king's 
court, by pretext whereof Hugh occupied the manor, which thus came to 
the late king's hands and is thus in the king's hands, wherefore he has 

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2327. Membrane 8 — cont. 

prayed the king to provide a remedy — the king appointed John de Canfe- 
brigg, Robert de As^hele, and Henry Gernet to make iuciuisition concerning 
the premises in the presence of the keener of the manor, and it ia found by 
the inquisition that William de Trente gave the manor to William Noil and 
the heirs of his body, and that William Noil was seised thereof and 
continued his seisin until the said James, whose daiighter he married, 
demised the manor to Geoffrey de la Lee for a term of three years for 15/. 
to he paid yearly to James, without the assent and will of William Noil, 
then a minor, and that James had no other estate in the manor Avhen 
lie demised it, and that Geoffrey during the term gave it to the said Hugh 
in fee by fine, and that "Wilh'am Noil afterwards made no estate of tho 
manor to Hugh, and that the manor is in tiie king's hands by Hugh's 
forfeiture and for no other cause, and that it is held of John de Prokenford 
and Margaret his Avife, and the treasurer and chambeilains of the exchequer 
have certified the king that they have searched the muniments tlwt 
belonged to Hugh in the treasury, and that they found no muniments under 
William's name touching the manor : the king therefore orders the keeper 
to deliver the manor to William Noil. By pet. of C. and p.s, 

Oct. 16. To William Trussel, escheator beyond Trent. Whereas Christiania, 

Kottiugham. ]ale the wife of John de Segrave, lately before William de Bereford and 
liis fellows, the late king's justices of the Bench, demanded against Alesia, 
late the wife of Stephen de Segrave, a third of the manor of Dalbychau- 
combe, of 18 messuages, 2 tol'ts, a windmill, 2 carucates, and 16| virgates 
of land, 13 acres of wood, and of 17s. \d. of yearly rent in Dyseworth and 
Wheston, a third of a messuage and of 2 carucates of land in Assheburn in 
Le Peek, a third of 10/. of rent in Melton Moul)ray and Oleby near 
Melton Moubray, a third of 10 messuages, 9^ virgates of land, 16c?. of rent 
and of a rent of a pound of cumin and of four horse-shoes in Thurlaxton, 
and a third of the manor of Northpidele, which belonged to the said John, 
as her dower ; and Alesia there in court vouched to warranty John son of 
the said Stephen, the kinsman and heir of the aforesaid John, which heir's 
body and lands were then in the late king's wardship ; and it was afterwards 
considered in the king's court by William de Herle and his fellows, justices 
of the Bench, because the plea was re-summoned for pleading before them, 
that Alesia should hold in peace the tenements demanded against her, and 
that Christiana should have the value of the tenements out of the heir's 
land in the kmg's wardship, as appears by the record and process, which the 
king has caused to come before him under WilHam's seal ; and the king, at 
Christiana's petition, has assigned to her the following lands, with the 
assent of Thomas, earl of Norfolk, the king's uncle, to whom the king has 
committed the custody of certain of Stephen's lands during the heir's 
minority : the manor of Penne, of the yearly value of 6/. 3s. 0\d. ; certain 
lands in Segrave, of the yearly value of 10/. 7s. (^\d. ; certain lands in 
Kynston, of the yearly value of 4s. 10c?. ; certain lands in Chateriz, of the 
yearly value of >is. Sd. ; and 9/. 19s. Sd. of yearly rent in Thorp Sechev'll ; 
18c?. ol yearly rent in Barowe ; os. of yeaily rent in Keggeworth ; lis. I'^d. 
of yearly rent in Alespathe ; 2s. of yearly rent in Flekenho; 20s. of yearly 
rent in Thorp Bosard ; 4s. of rent in Fenstanton; and 4/. from the 
manor of Kynton, whir-h is in the custody of Thon)as de Hastang by the 
king's commission, of the same inheritance : the king therefoi e orders the 
escheator to cause the manor, lands, etc., to be assigned and delivered to 
Christiana. 

Memorandum, that the earl protested in chancery, by Roger de Belegrave 
and Adam le Gayte, that the custody of the alore.<aid lands was committed 
to him for his costs and charges in the king's company alter the king's 
arrival in England ; wherefore ho prayed th^t recompence for the lands 
a!--.signed to Christiana nuirht be made to him elsewhere. 



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1327. Membrane 8 — cont. 

Oct. 21. To the sheriff of Bedford. Order to receive from the bailiffs of the prior 

Nottingham, of Donestaple brother John de liademere, .Jolin d'e Norton, Nigel Merenian 
of Cornbirj, and Robert de Ely Jonesmaix de Norton, in prison at Done- 
staple, and to cause them to be taken with their attachments to N.^ugate 
gaol, there to be delivered to the sheriffs of London, whom the king has 
ordered to receive them and to keep them in gaol until further orders. 
The king has ordered the bailiffs to deliver the said prisoners to the sheriff. 

By K, 
Mandate in pursuance to the sheriffs of London. 
Mandate in pursuance to the bailiffs of the prior. 

To the bailiffs of Shrewsbury. Order to permit the sheriff of Salop to 
receive from that town Robert de Prayers, who is in the town, and to 
permit him to bring liobert to the king according to the king's order, the 
king having ordered the sheriff to bring Robert to him without delay to 
answer concerning certain tilings. By K. 

Oct. 22. To Otto de Grandisono, keeper of the Isles of Gernereye and Jereseye, 

Nottingham, and of other adjoini]:;g islands, or to him who supplies his placf there. 
Order to restore the lands, goods, and chattels of the abbot of Marmoutiers, 
Tours, in the islands, if they are in the king's hands for the reason stated 
below, as the abbot has shewn the king that the late king caused them to 
be taken into his hands by reason of the war between him and the king of 
PVance, and he has prayed the king to restore them. By K. 

Oct. 26. To Robert Power, chamberlain of North Wales. Order to pay to Roger 

Nottingham, de Mortuo Mari, justice of Wales, the arrears of his fee for that office from 
the time of the chamberlain's appointment, arid to pay him the same fee 
henceforth. 

Oct. 6. To the same. Order to cause the houses, walls, turrets, and other build- 

Nottingham, ings of the king's castles in his bailiwick thnt liHve not been yet repaired 
to be repaired by the view and testimony of the aforesaid justice, or of him 
Avho supi^ilies his place, as the king is given to understand that there are 
many defects in the castles, and that the chamberlain has caused many 
defects to be repaired by the justice's orders, and against the coming winter, 
and that great peril may easily arise to the castles unless the defects are 
quickly repaired. 

Oct, 12. To Geoffrey le Scrop and his fellows, justices to hold pleas before the 

Nottingham, king. Order to adjourn until the quinzaine of St. John the Baptist all 
pleas before them at the king's suit against the abbot of St. Edmund's con- 
cerning acquisitions of lancls, liberties, or trespasses mentioned below, the 
king having impleaded him for acquiring divers lands after the publication 
of the statute of mortmain without licence, and for usurping certain liber- 
ties by virtue of a charter of the late king's made unwisely {minus provide), 
and for divers trespasses against the king, as the abbot has given the king 
to understand that the men of St. Edmund's have taken and carried away 
liis charters, deeds, and other muniments in his treasury in the abbey 
whereby his right in the matters might be declared and he might be 
excused of the premises, concerning which he is impleading the men before 
the king, and he has prayed the king to provide for his indemnity in this 
behalf. Ey'lv. & C. 

Oct. 23. To the collectorH of the custom of wool, hides, and wool-fells in the port 

Nottingham, of Boston. Whereas the king, on 25 February last, grunted by letters patent 
to Peter de Besatz, proctor of certain men of the duchy [of AquitaineJ, to 
whom Edward L o>ved 735/. sterling, that he should receive this sum from 
the issues of the custom at Boston, and the collectors have paid him, by 
virtue of certain of the king's orders, 424/., as Peter has acknowledged in 
chancery ; and the king afterwards ordered them and the collectors of the 

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2327. Membrane 8 — cont. 

old and new customs at Kynoreston-on-HuU to pay to William de la Pole 
all the money received from the issues of the customs and of the imprest 
lately granted to the king up to the sum of 4,000/., which William lent to 
the king at York for the expedition of tlie Scotch war, notwithstanding any 
assignment of the issues to any one else; and Peter has besought the king 
to cause him to be satisfied for the remaining 311/. out of the issues of the 
custom of wool, hides, and wool-fells in Boston, according to the aforesaid 
grant : the king therefore orders them to pay all the issues of the custom to 
Peter up to the said amount of 311/., when they shall have ascertained that 
William has been satisfied for the aforesaid 4,000/. 

Oct. 26. To tlie sheriff of Nottingham. Order to cause a verderer for Sherwood 

Nottingham, forest to be elected in place of John de Bevercotes, knight, who has no 
lands in the forest. 

To Robert Power, chamberlain of North Wales. Order to pay to Hugh 
de Mortuo Mai-i, constable of Beaumaris castle, and to Henry de Mortuo 
Mari, constable of Conewey castle, and to Richard de Munemuth, constable 
of Crukuth castle, and to John de Wode, forester of Snoudon forest in 
Wales, the ai'rears of their wages from the time of his appointment, and 
to pay the same to them henceforth. By C. 



Membrane 7. 

Oct. 28. To the collectors of the custom of wool, hides, and wool-fells in the port 

Nottingham, cf Ipswich. Whereas the late king, on 13 August, in the fifth year of his 
reign, granted to Gerard Fulcher, Reginald Mas Reymurid Arnaldi of 
Mountanser, John de London, Peter Johannis, William Amanyu, Peter 
Guillelmi de Cheonak, William Gouel, and Stephen Bartholomei, mer- 
chants, to whom he owed 331/. 17*. Od. for 85 tuns of wine bought from 
them by Walter Waldeshef, then his butler, a moiety of the issues of 
the custom of wool, hides, and wool-fells in the port of Southampton, to be 
received by the said Reymund and John from the Assumption following 
until the merchants should be satisfied for the aforesaid sum ; and the king 
lately, at the petition of the said merchants before him and his council in 
the late pailiament, praying him to grant to them all the issues of the custom 
in the port of Ipswich until they should be satisfied for 233/. 13«. 7^c/., the 
arrears of the aforesaid sum, because the moiety of the issues in the port of 
Southampton was taken into the late kind's hands by virtue of certain 
ordinances made by him and his council, ordered the treasurer and barons 
of the exchequer to audit the account of the said Reymund and of the exe- 
cutors of the said John of the issues thus received by them, and it is found 
by their certificate that Reymund, executor of John's will, acknowledged 
upon the rendering of his account at the exchequer that he had received 
98/. 3s. 4^d. from the issues of the custom aforesaid from Henry de Lym 
and John de Vaus, collectors and keepers of the old and new custom at 
Southampton, by four indentures shewn by him : the king, wishing to 
satisfy the said merchants for the arrears, granteti to them all the issues 
of the custom of wool, hides, and wool-fells in the port of Ipswich, to be 
received by Reymund until the merchants be satisfied for the snid arrears; 
and he afterwards ordered the said collectors there to pay 150/. to Thomas 
de Usflete, clerk of his great wardrobe, for the expenses of his office from 
the issues of the old and new custom in that port; and the merchants have 
again besought the king to cause the arrears to be paid to them according 
to his grant : the king therefore orders the collectors to pay the said arrears 
to Reymund or his attorney, in the name of his fellows, out of the issues of 
the custom after the said 150/. have been paid to Thomas. By K. 



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1327. 

Nov. 1. 
2fottinghaiii. 



Nov. 2. 
Nottingham. 

Nov. 1. 
Nottiugham. 



Oct. 2. 

Nottingham. 



Oct. 30. 
Nottingham. 



Membrane 7 — cont. 

To the sheriff of Nottingham. Order to cause the king's gaol of tJie 
town of Notinghain to be repaired by tlie view and testimony of men 
of that town. 

To John de Chyverdon, chamberlain of North Wales. Order to pay to 
the constables of tlie king's castles of North Wales and to his other 
ministers of those parts their usual wages and fees. 

To the same. Order to pay to Roger de Mortuo Mari, justice of Wales, 
his fee for that office until otherwise ordered. 

To the same. Order to cause the houses, walls, towers, and other build- 
ings of the king's castles in his badiwick to be repaired by the view and 
testimony of the aforesaid justice, or of him who supplies his place. 

By K. & C. 

To William Trussel, escheator beyond Trent. Order not to intermeddle 
further with 44 acres of land in Westhanipteuette, if tliey are in the king's 
hands for t!ie reason stated below, and to restore the issues thereof to the 
prior of Boxgrave, as, upon the prior's suggestion that his predecessors 
acquired full and peaceful seisin of the said land long before the publication 
of the statute of mortmain, and that the escheator took them into the king's 
hands asserting that the prior had acquired them after the publication of 
the statute, the king ordered the escheator to make inquisition concerning 
the premises, and it is found by the inquisition that Walter, sometime prior 
of that place, acquired 40 acres of the said land to him and his house in fee 
from Roger de Colevyle and the other 4 acres from Geoffrey de Ludeseye 
and Alice his wife, long before the publication of the said statute. 

To the sheriff of Sussex. Whereas, at the complaint of John de Barton 
and his fellows, merchants, suggesting that they arrived with a ship and 
goods and wares in the port of Fecamp in Normandy, within the lordsliip 
of the abbot of Fecamp, and that Roger Furmertyu, a man of the abbot's 
and of his lordship, powi^r, and jurisdiciion, entered the ship whilst lying at 
anchor in the port on Sunday before Lent, 1321, by force and arms whilst 
John and his fellows were absent in the town in order to buy victuals, and 
attacked and slew Richard de Barton, John's brother, whom he left in the 
ship to keep it, and broke open the chests of the merchants and mariners 
of the ship, and took and carried away 800 golden florins of the lamb, price 4s. 
each, and 20/. sterling, the late king requested the abbot to cause restitution 
and satisfaction to be made to the merchants, and because the abbot did not 
do so, as appears by the letters patent of the constable, bailiffs, and commu- 
nity of Scardeburgh, he ordered the sheriff of Sussex to arrest goods and 
wares of the men and merchants of the lordship, power, and jurisdiction of 
the abbot to the value of 100/. sterling; and John has given the king to 
understand for him and his fellows, by his petition before the king and his 
council in the late parliament, that the aforesaid order lias not yet been 
executed, anrl he has prayed the king to cause it to be executed, asserting 
that the goods and wares thus taken came to the abbot, and are still 
detained by him ; the king therefore ordered the sheriff to warn the abbot 
or his proctor to be before the king in chancery in three weeks from Easter 
last to shew cause why the said writ should not be executed, and the sheriff 
has returned that he warned the abbot; at which day the said iohn, ibr 
himself and his fellow^, and the abbot by his attorney came into chancery; 
and, the matter being adjourned by the'r consent until a month from 
Michaelmas, the said John and the abbot by .James de Kyngestou, his 
attorney, came into chancery at Lenton at that time, and .John prayed to 
have execution of the arrest on the goods and chattels of the abbot and of 
his men, and the abbot said nothing why such execition shotdd not be 
made, wherefore it was considered that execution shall be made accordingly : 



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Nottingham. 



J 327. Membrane 7 — cont. 

tlie king therefore orJers the sheriff to cause all goods and chattels of the 
abbot and of the, men and naerchants of his lordship and power to be 
arrested to the value of 280/., and to cause the same to be kept safely until 
John have been siitisfied for that anaouut or until otherwise ordered, certifying 
the king of his proceedings. 

To Rogf-r de Mortuo Marl, justice of North Wales, or to him who sup- 
plies his place. Order to cause Gritfin ap Rees, Madoc Loithe, Glriffin ap 
Howel, Jor[verthJ ap Griffith, David Vagh', Llywelin ap Ken', David ap 
Ath', Welim ap Phelif, Howel ap Luspa, Ken' apGrifiitli, Ath' ap Eignon, 
Howel ap Griffith, and Jor[verth] his brother, lately taken at Kaernarvaa 
castle and imprisoned there, to be released by mainprise or for hostages to be 
delivered to him for them, as shall seem best to Ids discretion, although the 
king lately ordered him to cause them to be kept safely in the said prison, 
so that they should not be delivered without special order. By K. 

Nov. 7. To William Trussel, escheator beyond Trent. Order not to intermeddle 

Nottingham, further with the prior of Goldeclyve's manor of Meuebury, and to restore 
the issues thereof to the prior, as the escheator has returned to the king 
that the manor is of the temporalities of the priory of Goldeclyve, the void- 
ance whereof pertains to the king, and that he took the manor into the 
king's hands in the name of distress because no answer was made to the 
late king for its issues of the time of the last voidance, to wit frora 11 April, 
in the 11th year of the late king's reign, until 18 July, in the 13th year of 
his reign, as appears by the account of Master Richard de Clare, thea 
escheator, and by other evidences of that time exhibited to the escheator, 
which reason the king considers insufficient because the late king afterwards 
restored the temporalities wholly to the present prior, according to the law 
and custom of the realm, and because of divers other rea.'ions. The king 
has ordered the ireasiu'er and barons of tlie exchequer to examine the said 
Richard's account and to call him before them, if need be, and to cause to 
be done for the king in this behalf what shall be right and reasonable. 

Nov. 6. To John de Blomvill and Geoffrey de la Lee. Order to intend the 

Nottingham, assessment and levy of the twentieth in co. Hertford without waiting for 
the presence of Roger de Luda, whom the king appointed with them for 
this purpose, as the king discharges him of that office in response to his 
prayer, the late king having granted to him that he should have for life 
liberty not to be placed in assizes, juries, and recognitions, and not to be 
made sheriff, coroner, or other minister of the king's against Ins will, as 
appears by the letters patent of the late king and of the present king. 

Nov. 8. To William Trussel, escheator beyond Trent. Order not to intermeddle 

Nottingham, further with the lands of Edmund de Passele, and to restore the issues 
thereof, as the king learns by inquisition taken by the escheator that 
Edmund held no lands in chief of the king at his death by reason whereof 
the custody of his lands ought to pertain to the king, but that he held 
divers lands of other lords by various services. 

Nov. 8. To the sheriff of Southampton. Order to cause Malculin Musard, im- 

Nottingham. prisoned at Winchester, to be taken to Worcester immediately upon sight 

hereof at the king's cost, there to be delive)'cd to the sheriff of Worcester, 

whom the king has ordered to receive him and to cause him to be kept 

safely in TVorcester castle until further orders. By IL 

Mandate in pursuance to the sheriff of Worcester. 

Nov. 6. To VVil]i}im Trussel, escheator beyond Trent. Order not to intermeddle 

Nottingham, further with ^0 acres olland in Lacliyndon, which were taken into the late 
king's hands by reason of the death of Eudo la Zouche, as it is found by 
inquisition taken by John de Blumvill, the late king's escheator in cos. Nor- 
folk, Suffolk, Cambiidge, Huntingdon, Essex, and Hertford, that Eudo 



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1327. Membrane 7 — cont. 

held no lands at his death of the late king in his demesne as of fee, but 
that he held the said 40 acres of the inheritance of Jcian his wile by the 
service of \0s. to the ward of Dover castle yearly, and certain other lands 
of divers lords by vai^ious services, and tlie king has taken the fealty of 
William Moton, who has now married Joan, for tlie lauds thus held of him, 
and he has rendered them to William and Joan. 

Nov. 10. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause to be 

Nottiugham. done what they shall see fit in the rendering of the account of Adatu de Here- 

wynton for the time when he had the custody of tlie treasury of the 

oxchequer of Dublin, which custody the late king comniilled to him on 

7 December, in the 19th year of his reign. 

Nov. 9. To Eichard Dammory, justice of Chester, or to him who supplies his 

Nottingham, place. Order not to put the bishop of Coventry and LichHeld in default 
for not appearing on Tuesday after Michaelmas last in the suit before the 
justice between Kichard de Oldynton and Alice his wife, demandants, and 
the i)ishop, deforciant, concerning Alice's dower in Terven, as he was in 
the king's service on that day by tiie king's order. 

Vacated, because on the roll of warentia diei'um. 



Nov. 2. 
Nottingham. 



Nov. .3. 
Nottingham. 



Nov. 10. 
Nottingham. 



Nov. 10. 
Nottingham. 



Nov. 8. 
Nottingiiam. 



Membrane 6, 

To John de Chyverdon, chamberlain of North Wales. Order to pay to 
Hugh de Mortuo Alari, constable of Beaumaris castle, Henry de Mortuo 
Mari, constable of Coneweye castle, Richard de MuueniutL, constable of 
Crukith castle, and John de Wode, forester of Suoudon in Wales, their 
usual wages until otherwise ordered. 

To William Trussel, escheator beyond Trent. Order not to distrain the 
abbot of Pipwell for fealty for the lands that he holds of the king, as he has 
done fealty to the king. 

To the treasurer and chaniberhiins of the exchequer of Dublin. Order 
to pay to Roger de Birthorp the arrears [of his fee] for the time when he 
was secondary justice of the late king's bench of Dublin, according to the 
late king's writs of liberate in their possession. 

To the sheriff of Nottingham. Order to cause Richard son of Hugh 
Fouler of Misterton, Robert son of William son of Richard de Mistertou, 
Tuomas de Hayton, John de Carewell, and Robert de Cridelyng, who were 
taken and are imprisoned at Notiugham for disobedience to Simon de 
Be.'toft and his fellows, arrayors of men in that county, to be released upou 
their finding mainpernors to have them before the king to stand to right. 

To the sheriff of Essex. Whereas the king ordered the late sheriff of 
that county to cause to be delivered to Margaret, late the wife of Bartholomew 
de Badelesmere, all the lands of Bartholomew and Margaret that iiad been 
taken into the late king's hands by reason of the quarrel of Thomas, late 
e^rl of Lancaster, and the late sheriff signified to the king that he could not 
deliver the manor of Thakstede, which belonged to Bartholomew and 
Maigaret, by reason of the resistance made to him therein, wherefore the 
king ordered the late sheriff to take with him \\\% posse of the county and go 
to the manor, and to caust, it to be delivered to Margaret, according to his 
former orders; and afterwards, because the attorneys of Hugh Daudele, 
who was then in the king's service in jiarts beyond sea, and of Margaret 
his wife asserted in chancery that Bartholomew had no other estiite in the 
manor than for life by the demise of Gilbert de Clare, sometime earl of Glou- 
cester, of whom Maigaret, Hugh's wife, is one of the sisters and heiresses, 



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and that the reversion of the manor after Bartholomew's death was assigned 
to Hugh and Margaret in her purparty of the earl's lands, and that they 
entered the manor as her right and inheritance, the king ordered the late 
sheriff to supersede until further orders the execution of the order to take 
the posse of the county and to deliver the manor to Margaret, late the wife 
of Bartholomew ; and the king now learns from the complaint of Hugh and 
Margaret that the present sheriff intends, by colour of a writ directed to 
to him at the prosecution of Margaret, late the wife of Bartholomew, for 
the delivery of her lands to her, no specification being made therein of the 
aforesaid manor, to resume the manor into the king's hands, and to deliver 
it to her, and to amove Hugh and Margaret his wife therefrom, wherefore 
they have prayed the king to provide a remedy, especially as they are pre- 
pared to verify their right therein in the king's court : the king therefore 
orders the sheriff to supersede until further orders the execution of the said 
orfier as to the delivery of the manor by pretext of such general orders, 
sending to the king under his seal a transcript of his writ, so that the king 
may cause to be done what he shall see fit. 

Nov. 9. To William Trussel, escheator beyond Trent. Whereas the late king 

Nottingham, ordered his escheators to deliver to the executors of the will of Walter, late 
bishop of Exeter, all the goods and chattels of the bishop, because they had 
found mainprise to satisfy him for all debts due from the bishop, so far as 
the goods extended ; and the king now learns that the escheator, asserting 
that it was determined in the late parliament at Westminster that Walter 
was a traitor to the king and Ins realm, wherefore his goods pertained to 
the king as forfeited, ordered his sub-escheators, without special order from 
tlie king, to arrest all the sown corn of the bishop in their bailiwicks and 
his other goods and chattels, and to cause them to be kept .safely, so that 
they might answer to the escheator for them, at which order the king is 
astonished : he therefore orders the escheator, if it be so, to cause all the 
corn and other goods of the bishop to be delivered to the executors without 
delay. By C. 

"Nov, 10. To .John de Insula, constable of Wyndesore castle. Order to pay to 

Nottingham. Gilbert Pypot, the king's flttcher {aUiliatori) in that castle, the arrears of 
his usual wages since the constable's appointment, and to pay him the same 
henceforth, and to cause him to have other things necessary for his office. 

Nov. 3. To John de Bloxham. Order not to intermeddle further with the 

Nottingham, assessment and levying of the twentieth in co. Middlesex, which 

the king appointed him and Henry de Frowyk to assess and levy, as he 

afterwards appointed Henry de Bydyk to assess and levy it with the said 

Henry de Frowyk. By K. & C. 

Nov. 10, To the sheriff of Lincoln. Order to cause a coroner for that county to 

Nottingham, be elected in place of Richard Thurger, whom the king has caused to be 
amoved from office because he has not sufficient lands for the office. 

Nov. 10. To the sheriff of Leicester, Order to cause a coroner for that county to 

Nottingham, be elected in place of John de Derby of Leicester, who has insufficient 
lands. 

JNov. 16. To John de Chyverdon, chamberlain of North Wales. Order to account 

Blyth. -with Giles de Bello Campo for his fee for the time that John has been 

chamberlain and for the time that Giles has been constable of Beaumaris 

castle, and to cau>e to be paid to him what shall be found by the account 

to be in arrear of Giles's usual fee. 

To Robert Power, late chamberlain of North Wales. Order to receive 
an attorney to be appointed by Giles de Bello Campo lo render account 
before hiui for the time when Giles wa? sheriff of Kaernarvan, as Giles is 
staying by the king's order with Edmund, earl of Kent, so that he cannot 



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Nov. 20. 
Pontefract. 



Oct. 22. 
Poutefract. 



3^327. Metnbrane 6 — cont. 

come ill pei'son ; provided that if Giles remain in arrears by the account, 
and tlie attorney forthwith satisfy the arrears, the chamberlain shall pro- 
ceed to the conclusion of the account, otherwise he is not to proceed to the 
conclusion of the account without Giles's presence. 

Oct. 15. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause Simon 

Clipstoue. son of Simon de Kolaiul and his mainpernors, if there be any, to be dis- 
charfjed of the fine of 20 marks made by him, as it appears by the tenor of 
tlie tine sent to the king by Geoffrey le Scrop, chief justice to hold pleas 
before him, tliat it was presented before Hervey de Staunton and his fellows, 
the late king's justices to hold pleas before him, that Simon was of the 
household of Thomas, late earl of Lancaster, and was armed in his company 
at the bridge of Burton against the late king, in the loth year of his reijjn, 
and that he made fine with the late king in the above sum for that trespsiss, 
and Simon has prayed the king to cause him to be dischar^red of the said 
fine in accordance with the statute in the last parliament at Westminster. 

To Thomas Wake, keeper of the Forest this side Trent. Order to de- 
liver John de Leyc[estria], imprisoned at Stafford for trespass of vert and 
venison in the forest of Cannock {de Kannoco), in bail to twelve main- 
pernors, who shall undertake to have him before the justices next in eyre 
for forest pleas in co. Stafford. 

To William Trussel, escheator beyond Trent. Order to cause William 
de Burgo, kinsman and heir of Richard de Burgo, late earl of Ulster, to 
have seisin of the lands that the said Richard, his grandfather, held at his 
death in chief of the late king, as the king has taken William's homage for 
the lands and rendered them to him, although he has not yet come of age, 
at the request of Henry, earl of Lancaster, and out of confidence that he 
has of the good service to be rendered to hira by William in Ireland and 
elsewhere. By p.s. 

The like to Walter Wogan, escheator in Ireland, ordering him to retain 
the castle of Crakfergus in the king's hands until otherwise ordered. 

By the same writ. 

Nov. 20. To John de Stonore, John de Bousser, and William de Fulbourn. 

Pontefract. Whereas the king lately appointed them his justices to take an assize of 
novel disseisin that Elizabeth, late the wife of John de Burgo, arramed 
before them against John de Handlo and others named in the original writ 
concerning tenements in Stepelclaydon ; and afterwards, at Elizabeth's 
suggestion that John alleged in pleading that he held the tenements put in 
view for his life by the deed of Hugh le Despenser, the elder, and that they 
ought to revert to the king after his death by reason of Hugh's forfeiture, 
wherefore the justices deferred proceeding to take the assize, the king 
ordered them to proceed to take the assize notwithstanding this allega- 
tion, provided that they did not proceed to render judgment without 
consulting the king ; and afterward.^, because it appeared by the said 
deed, shewn before the king in chancery, that Hugh granted the manor 
of Stepelclaydon, which was placed in view, to the aforesaid John 
for life, whereby the reversion pertains to the king by reason of Hugh's 
forfeiture, the king ordered the justices to supersede the taking of the 
as.size until the treaty held at Lincoln on the morrow of the Exaltation of the 
Holy Cross last, so that he might then cause to be done what should seem 
good after deliberation, and the justices superseded the taking of the assize 
accordingly ; and afterwards, at Elizabeth's petition before the king and his 
council in the said treaty, the king ordered the justices to proceed to take 
the assize notwithstanding John's allegation and the king's previous order, 
provided that they did not proceed to render judgment without consulting 
him ; and it is now found by the tenor of the assize thus taken, which has 
been sent to the king, that the manor was at one time in the seisin of 



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1327- Membrane 6 — cont. 

Richard de Burgo, sometime earl of Ulster, who enfeoffed the said John de 
Burgo and Elizabeth his wife thereof, to have to ihera and the heirs of their 
bodies, and that John and Elizabeth continued their seisin thereof as of 
their free tenement until William Aylmer, the elder, and John de Bentele 
disseised them thereof unjustly, by reason of a contract between the said 
earl and Hugh, and that the said John de Handlo entered the manor by the 
said Hugh after the disseisin, and Elizabeth has prayed the king to order 
justice to be done to her herein: the king therefore ordei's the justices to 
proceed to render judgment in the premises, saving his right in all things. 

By C. 



Membrane 5. 

Nov. 19. To the sheriffs of London. Whereas at the prosecution of Alan Gille, 

Pontefract. Robert le Roper, and Adam Strangswere, citizens of that city, suggesting 
that William de Kauntepy, merchant of Cretey, of the power of the king of 
France, loaded at Cretey a ship of his called ' La James ' of Cretey with 
wheat and other victuals, in order to carry the same to the duchy [of 
Aquitaine], and thatReymund Spyan of Bayonne and other malefactors, his 
accomplices, entered the ship at sea by armed force, and took the ship 
and goods and victuals and brought them to the Pool {La Pole) of London, 
and when William followed Reymund and his accomplices to the Pool, they, 
fearing they would be there convicted of the robbery aforesaid, gave the 
ship to the late king, so that might thus conceal {cooperirent) their deed, 
the custody of which ship the late king committed to the said Reymund, 
and that William did not obtain delivery of the ship, although he prose- 
cuted against the late king for it, wherefore the king of France, at his 
suit, caused three ships of the said Alan, Robert, and Adam, laden with 
divers sorts of corn and victuals to the value of 80/., to be arrested in 
the town of St. Valery, and caused them to be delivered to William in 
recompence for liis afoiesaid fhip, the king ordered the mayor of London 
and the aforesaid sheriffs to inquire the truth of the premises ; and it is 
found by the inquisition taken in the matter that the aforesaid ship was 
taken at sea about the Purification, in the 17th year of the late king's 
reign, by Reymund and other malefactors unknown, who brought her to 
the Pool in the port of London, and gave her to the late king, who com- 
mitted the custody thereof to Reymund, and thus she came again to 
Reymund's bands, and that she is worth with her tackle 50/., and that 
she was afterwards attached by the sheriffs at the suit of Alan, Uobert, and 
Adam, and is still in the sheriffs' custody, and that about Midsummei-, in 
the aforesaid year, the aforesaid three sliips, laden with corn and other 
victuals to the value of 80/., were arrested in the town of St. Valery by 
order of the king of France at William's suit, and were delivered to him in 
satisfaction of the ship aforesaid ; and it also appears by the letters patent 
of the mayor and echevins of the town of St. Valery sent to the mayor and 
sheriffs of Loudon, which the king has inspected, that the king of France 
caused the three ships to be arrested and delivered to William in the manner 
above stated : the king therefore orders the sheriffs to deliver the said ship 
and all her tackle and gear to Alan, Robert, and Adam, in part satisfaction 
for their three ships and chattels, upon their finding security to save the 
king harmless against all persons concerning the said ship. By K. 

Nov. 21. To the bailiffs of Scardeburgh. Whereas it appears by their certificate 

Pontefract. that Hugh de Berflet and his fellows, merchants of Flanders, arrived at that 
port on Wednesday before All Saints last, and by the violence of the sea 
the ship was broken upon a rock in the night, and that there were in the 
ship two friars of the order of Preachers and five other men of Scotland, 
and that the friars fled to the house of the Friars Preachens in that town, and 



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1327. 



Nov. 30. 
Clipbtone. 



Nov. 28. 
Clipstoue. 



Nov. 22. 
Pontefract. 



Membrane 5 — cont. 

placed ilieuisclves in the cliurcli, and still stay there, and that the other five 
Scots, alter the wrecking of the ship, escaped suddenly before dawn and 
fle<l, and that the bailiffs caused the bodies of the said merchants and the 
f>oods found with them to be arrested, because the Scots were in their 
society and the merchants were K^ing t^ Scotland with the ship and the 
goods in her to communicate with the king's Scotch enemies : the king, not 
wishing that any men of Flanders shall be molested or disquieted pending 
the truce between him and the men of Flanders, orders the bailiffs to cause 
the i^aid Hugh and his fellows to be released, if they have been arrested 
solely for this reason, and to permit them to go whither they will, and to 
cause their goods and chattels to be delivered to them. They are enjoined 
to place the Scotch fiiars who have fled to the said church under such 
diligent custody as they can without injury of the liberty of the church, so 
that they may not escape from the realm. 

To Thomas Wake, keeper of the Forest beyond Trent, or to him who 
supplies his place. Order to deliver Master John de Suthewell, imprisoned 
at Stafford for trespass of vert in the forest of Canoe, to twelve mainpernors, 
who shall undertake to have him before the justices for the pleas of the 
forest when they next come to those parts. 

To W. archbishop of York. Order to appoint collectors in his diocese of 
the tenth granted to the king by him and the prelates and clergy of the 
province of York at St. Peter's church, York, so that the collectors may 
pay the king a moiety thereof at the Purification, and the other moiety at 
Midsummer without delay, certifying the treasurer and barons of the 
exchequer of the names of the collectors. By K. 

The like to the bishop of Durham and the bishop of Carlisle. 

To the keeper of the spiritualities of the archbishopric of Canterbury, the 
see being void. Like order to appoint collectors of the tenth granted to the 
king by the prelates and clergy of the province of Canterbury in congregation 
at 8t. Mary's abbey, Leicester. 
The like to the following : 

J. bishop of Ely. 

J. bishop of Winchester. 

J. bishop of Chichester. 

S. bishop of London. 

D. bishop of St. David's. 

J, bishop of Llandaff. 

8. bishop of Salisbury. 

H. bishop of Lincoln. 

H. bishop of Rochester. 

W. bishop of Norwich. 

The bishop of Bangor. 

D. bishop of St. Asaph. 

R. bishop of Coventry and Lichfield, or to his vicar-general, he being 
absent in remote parts. 

The elect confirmed of Worcester. 

The keeper of the spiritualities of the bishopric of Exeter, tlie see 
being void. 

The keeper of the spiritualities of the bishopric of Hereford, the see 

being void. 
The bishop of Hereford, under date 24 December. 
To Richard Damori, justice of Chester. Order to cause the sons of the 
citizens of Chester who are kept as hostages within Chester castle to be 
released from custody, upon the citizens finding mainprise to bring back to 
the castle the hostages or others in their places whenever they shall be 
found by the king or his justice of Chester to be disobedient and ill-behaved 



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]^327. Membrane 5 — cont. 

to him, so that it shall be necessary for the king to demand such hosfaofes 
from them for his security and that of the city, as the citizens liave prayed 
the king to cause the hostages, who are young and are detained through no 
fault of theirs or of the citizens, to be released. 

Nov. 28. To the sheriff of Suffolk. Order to cause the lands, goods, and chattels 

Clipstone. of Robert de Ereswell of St. Edmunds to be delivered to him, and not to 
intermeddle with him or his body in any way, and not to permit any one to 
do so, until further orders, as John de Hoghton of co. Lincoln and William 
de Glatton of co. Cambridge have mainperned to have Robert before the 
king when ordered to stand to right concerning certain felonies, larcenies, 
and trespasses committed by him, it is said, at St. Edmunds in the sheriff's 
county, whereof he is indicted and for which he rendered himself to prison. 

ByK. 

Nov. 14. To W. archbishop of York. Order to appoint some trustworthy men to 

Pontefract. survey the benefices in the archdeaconries of Cliveland and Estrythyng, in 
his diocese, and to cause those that we.''e not taxed at their true value at 
another time by reason of the destructions by the Scots to be taxed anew, 
so that the tenth thereof granted to the king may be levied, and to certify 
the king of the taxation when made, as the clergy of the archdeaconries 
have besought the king to cause the benefices destroyed by the frequent 
comings of the king's Scotch enemies to be taxed anew, as they are unable 
to pay the tenth according to the old taxation. By K. & C. 

Nov. 28. To the bailiffs of Great Yarmouth. Order to cause 20 lasts of red 

Clipsione. (soi'i) herrings of the best herrings that may be found in that town to be 

bought and purveyed for the expenses of the king's household, out of the 

farm of that town, and to causa them to be kept safely until further orders. 

By p.s. [1420.] 

Dec. 2. To William Trussel, escheator beyond Trent. Order to amove the 

Nottingham, king's hand from a messuage and a virgate and 12 acres of land in VVestbury, 
and to restore the issues received thence since the death of Nicholas de 
Bathonia, as the king — at the prosecution of Robert de Sapy and Alina his 
wife, daughter and co-lieiress of John de Auue, kinsman and tlie other heir 
of the said Nicholas, suggesting that Nicholas demised the premises for his 
life to John de Cromhale and Margaret Kynervan, and that John de Bury, 
the late king's escheator in co. Gloucester, pretending that the messuage 
and laud were held of the said king and had been alienated without his 
licence, took them into the said king's hands, and that they are for this 
reason still in the king's hands — ordered the escheator to make inquisition 
concerning the premises, and it is found by the inquisition that the lands 
were taken into the late king's hands by the said John de Bury for the 
reasons above stated, and that they are in the king's hands for this reason 
only, and that Nicholas held them of John de Boliun of Harsefeld by knight 
service as parcel of the manor of Westbury, which the said Robert and 
Alina and John de Aune, the heirs of Nicholas, hold of the said John de 
Bohun by the service of half a knight's fee. 

Dec. 2. To the same. Order to deliver to H. bishop of Lincoln or to Walter de 

Nottingham. Woburn, his attorney, the manors and lands whereof Bartholomew de 
Badelesmere, tenant in chief of the late king, was seised in his demesne as 
of fee, and the lands that are held of the inheritance of Giles, his son and 
heir, for term of life when they fall in, together with the issues received 
by the escheator from the said lands f lom 26 FebruHry last, w hen tiie king 
committed to the bishop the custody thereof during the minority of Giles. 

Dec. 5. To William Trussel, escheator this side Trent. Order not to distrain 

Leicester. Walter Trayly for homage and fealty for the lands that he holds of the 



king, as he has done homage and fealty to the kinj 



Byp.s. [1436.] 



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189 



1327. 

Dec. 2. 

Nottiugham. 



Nov. 25. 
Pontefract. 



Nov. 22. 
Pontefract. 

Dec. 2. 

Nottiugham. 



Membrane 5 — cont. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause an assign- 
ment where prompt payment may be had to be made to the executors of the 
will of Hervey de Siuunton for SOOZ., for money of Hervey's that the king, 
after the arrival of him and his mother from France, caused to be taken for 
his affairs in St. Edmund's abbey, which money was not paid to Hervey in 
his lifetime. By p.s. [1425.] 

To the sheriffs of London. Order to cause .John de Lacy, whom the king 
ordered to be taken and imprisoned by the mayor and them, to come before 
the king in chancery under secure convoy, to hear what the king will say 
against him and to receive what shall bo ordained. 

To the sheriff of Kent. Order to cause a coroner for that county to be 
elected in place of John de Hampton, deceased. 

To John de Sionore. Order to affeer the estreats of his rolls of the 
time when he was the late king's justice, with others, to hear and determine 
certain felonies and trespasses committed in cos. Oxford, Berks, and 
Buckingham, and to send the estreats to the exchequer, there to be delivered 
to the treasurer and barons. 



Dec. 4. 
Leicester. 



Nov. 24. 
rontefvact. 



Dec. 1. 

Nottingham. 



Membrane 4. 

To the sheriff of Kent. Order to make summons of an eyre in that 
county before Geoffrey le Scrop, John de Stonoi-e, Walter de Friskeneye, 
Richard de Wylughby, and Ralph de Bereford, and others, at Canter- 
bury at the qninzaine of St. Hilary next. By K. & C. 

Vacated, because the eyre was revoked as appears below in a writ 
enrolled on the dorse of this roll. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause allowance 
to be made to Gilbert Talebot, banneret, in the debts due from him to the 
exchequer for 116/. 3s. 8d., and to cause him to be satisfied by payment or 
assignment for any surplus that there may be, as Gilbert has prayed the 
king to cause allowance to be made to him as above for this sum, which is 
due to him for the wages of himself and his men-at-arms in war and for his 
winter and summer fees for this year, as appears by a bill of the king's 
wardrobe under the seal of Robert de Wodehous, keeper of the same, in his 
possession. By K. & C. 

To Edmund de Assheby, late sheriff of Warwick and Leicester. Whereas 
Gilbert Lavener complained to the king that Walter de Busseby of Lei- 
cester was indicted, in the late king's time, of the receipt of thieves and of 
larceny, and was taken for that reason, and all his goods and chattels weie 
confiscated, and that Gilbert had at that time divers goods and chattels in 
William's custody, which were appraised for the late king's use amono-st 
Walter's goods and chattels at that time, and that they are still in the king's 
hands, and he prayed the king to cause his said goods and chattels to lie 
restored to him ; and the king thereupon appointed Robert Bu'det and 
Roger de Belegrave to enquire the truth of the premises, and it is found by 
their inquisition that Gilbert had in Walter's custody at the time of the 
arrest a chest bound with iron, price 2s. ; a tapet of Reynes, price 5*. 6d. ; 
10 sheet?, price 2().v. ; candles, price 2*. ; a piece of clolh, price 2s. ; a pair 
of shoes, price Grf. ; four shirts {camisias), price 2*.; a bottle {botelluru) of 
wax, price \2d. ; 6 silken purses, price 13.«. 4d. ; a piir.se oK ray cloth (Beo), 
price I8d.; a silken 'pouch,' price 3s.; a silken 'pouch,' price I8d. ; a 
silken pur.'^e, price 12rf. ; two ' keverchiefs ' of silk, price 5s.; four silken 
stonifichers {gorgiers), price 2s.; a gilt caul {kellam), price 2s.; a silk 
girdle, price 6d.; a knife, price \2d. ; four gold rings with sappliire.s, 
price 20*.; a diamond ring {de amaund), price \Qs. ; a gold ring, price 
I8d.; two gold brooches ifermacula), price 10*.; three silver brooches. 



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2^327. Membrane 4 — cont. 

price 2s. ; two gold rings, price 18c?. ; an ox-horn {cornu de bugle), price 
2s. ; a silver ring, price 6d. ; a circle with ' perles,' price 30s. ; a goUi circle, 
price 6s. ; a leaden cistern, price 30s. ; a supertunic of woollen cloth, price 
3s. ; three table-cloths (niappas), price 6s.; three liand-towels {manutergia), 
price 2s. ; a war-knife, price Qs. Sd. ; a mazer cup, price 4s. ; a bowl, price 
2s.; two iron andirons {ander)ios), price ISd. ; a silk purse, price 12c?.; 
four new tapets, price 16s. ; eight cartloads of wood, price 16s. ; four cart- 
loads of seacoal, price 6s. ; and it was found that all these goods and 
chattels were taken into the late king's hands with Walter's goods by John 
de Cophus and John Pjk, who were appointed for this purpose, and were 
appraised by them for the late king's use, and were delivered by them by 
indenture to Oliver le Waleys, then sheriff of Leicester, by the late king's 
order under his privy seal : the king therefore orders the said Edmund to 
deliver to Gilbert all his goods and chattels thus taken into the late king's 
hands and in Edmund's custody. By C. 

!N"ov. 23. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to permit Robert 

Pontefract. Olyver, the king's serjeant, to pay the debts due from him to the exchequer 
at the rate of 2 marks yearly, as ihe king has granted him these terms in 
consideration of the damages sustained by him by the invasions of the 
Scotch rebels in the northern parts, and in consideration of his good service 
to the king and his father. By K. 

Nov. 22. To William Trussel, escheator beyond Trent, or to his sub-escheator in 

Pontefract. co. Hereford. Order to amove the king's hand from the goods and chattels 
of A. bishop of Hereford in his bailiwick, and to permit the bishop's 
ministers to dispose thereof without hindrance, as the bishop has complained 
to the king that the escheator has taken all the bishop's goods and chattels 
into the king's hands, pretending that he has been translated to the 
bishopric of Worcester. By C. 

Nov. 24. To John de Insida, constable of Wyndesore castle and keeper of the 

Pontefract. manor of Kenyngton. Order to pay to John de Havcryng, parker of the 
king's park of that manor, the arrears of his usual wages for the time of 
the constable's oflBce. By p..s. 

To the same. Order to cause the houses, walls, and other buildings of 
the said castle and manor and the palling of the park to be repaired by the 
view of men of those parts. By the same writ. 

Dec. 9. To the sheriff of Somerset and Dorset. Order to cause the hall, chambers, 

Coventry, and other houses in Shirburn castle to be repaired, expending up to 20/. 

ByC. 

Dec. 16. To the sheriff of Warwick. Order to cause coroners for that county to 

Chipping be elected in place of William de Sutton, Walter de Murcote, Wilbam de 
Caraiiden Wynnecote, and John de Shuckebnrgh, whom the king has caused to be 
<C/iauwpe(ie«). j^j^^^,gj from office because they arc insutliciently qualified. 

Dec. 17. To Simon de Bereford, escheator this side Trent. Order not to inter- 

Winchcomb. meddle further with the lands of John de Meriet, and to restore the issues 
thereof, as the king learns by inquisition taken by William Trussel, late 
escheator this side Trent, that John held no lands in chief of the king 
at his death by n^ason whereof the custody of his lands ought to per- 
tain to the king, but that he hehl divers lands of other lords by various 
services. 
Dec. 16. To Master Peter de Galiciano. Order to deliver to the archbishop, dean, 

Wiuchcomb. and chapter of Rouen their lands in his custody, which the late king caused 
to be taken into his hands by rea-fon of the war between him and the king of 
France, as they have prayed the king to cause restitution to be made as 
peace has been reformed between the king and the king of France. By K. 
[Feeder a.] 
The like to Robert de Wyvill, * de verbo ad verbum.' [Ibid.l 



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191 



1327. 

Dec. 20. 
Gloucester. 



Dec. 22. 

Gloucester. 



Dec. 26. 

Worcester. 



Dec. 25. 
Worcester. 



Dec. 25. 

Worcester. 



Mp.mhrane. 4 — cnnf. 

To Simon de Bereford, escheator this side Trent. Order not to distrain 
Thomas de Sutton for fealty for the land.s that he holds of the king in 
Miccham, as he has done fealty to tne king. 

To the same. Order not to distrain Elizabeth, sister and co-heiress of 
Gilbert de Clare, sometime earl of Gloucester, for her homage for the lands 
that she holds of the king in chijf, as the king has taken her homage. 

By p.s. [1452.] 

To W. archbishop of York. Order to appoint trustworthy men to survey 
the benefices in hid diocese that have been destroyed by the Scots, and to 
cause those that have not been re taxed to be taxed anew, so that the tenth 
may be levied according to the taxation, certifying the treasurer and barons 
of the taxation, as the clergy of the diocese have prayed the king to cause 
such benefices to be taxeil anew, because they are unable to pay the tenth 
according to the old taxation. By K. 

To the sheriff of Worcester. Order to cause a coroner for that county 
to be elected in place of Geoffrey le Despenser of Upton, who is insufficiently 
qualified. 

To Simon de Bereford, escheator this side Trent. Order not to distrain 
the abbot of Westminster for his fealty for the lands that he holds of the 
king, as he has done fealty to the king. By p.s. 

To the sheriff of Worcester. Order to deliver to Thomas de Hevere, 
executor of the will of Thomas, late bishop of* Worcester, all the bishop's 
goods and chattels, wliich the sheritt" has taken into the king's hands for 
any debts that may be due to the king, as the executor has found security 
to answer for any such debts so far as the goods and chattels will suffice. 

ByK. 

Names of the mainpernors of the said Thomas : Robert de Valoignes of 
CO. Kent, John Collan of co. Worcester, John de Berkyng of co. Essex, 
John de Haddon. 



Dec. 12. 

Kenilworth. 



Dec. 20. 

Gloucester. 



Dec. 19. 
Gloucester. 



Membrane 3. 

To William Trussel, escheator this side Trent. Order not to distrain the 
prior of Kenilworth for his fealty for the lands that he holds of the king, 
as he has done fealty to flie king. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to discharge 
William de Biirgli, son of John de Burgh, and kinsman and heir of Richard 
de Burgh, late earl of Ulster in Ireland, of the extent to be rendered to the 
exchequer for the lands of the earl in England, which were in the king's 
hands by reason of the heir's minority, the custody whereof the king com- 
mitted to him on 3 February last, from 22 November last, when the king 
took his homage tor the lands that tlie said earl, his grandfather, held 
in chief of the late king, and to discharge Elizabeth de Buigo, lady de 
Clare, of co. Et'sex, ol her mainprise for payment of the extent. 

To tlie sheriff of Sussex. Order to deliver to Jolin do Barton the goods 
and chattels '>f the abbot of Fecamp of the value of 180/. Us. \d., which the 
sheriff has arre>t^-d, according to iiis return, in execution of the king's 
Older [at Me>nh. 7, page 181 above], in part satisfaction of the 280/., for 
which tiie king ordered him to arrest goods of the abbot and his men, and 
to cause goods and wares of the abbot and of the men and merchants of his 
power U be arrested lo the value of the remaining 99/. 135. llr/., and to 
cause them to be kcj.t .safely until John have been satisfied for that sum, 
certifying the king of his proceedings. 



J92 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE KOliLS. 



1327. 

Dec. 24. 

Worcester. 



Dec. 17. 
■Winchcomb. 



1328. 

Jan. 2. 
Lichfield. 



1327. 

Dec. 30. 
Lichfield. 

1328. 

Jan. I, 
Lichfield. 



Membrane. 3 — cont. 

To the sheriff of Lancaster. Order to cause all the lands of Robert de 
Holand in his bailiwick to be taken into the king's hands, in whose hands 
soever they may be, and to cause them to be delivered to Robert, as the king 
lately, in response to Robert's petition for restitution of his lands, ordered 
the treasurer and barons of the exchequer to search the rolls and memo- 
randa of the exchequer and to certify the king of the reason for the taking 
of Robert's lands into the late king's hands, and it is found by their certi- 
ficate that the said king, in the 15th year of liis reign, caused the lands, 
goods and chattels of Robert, together with those that belonged to Tiiomas, 
late earl of Lancaster, and to Roger de Clifford, to be taken into his hands 
by certain sheriffs and other of his ministers, and that answer was made to 
him at the exchequer for the issues of Robert's lands in the same way as 
for the issues of the lands of the said earl, and that Robert's lands are in 
the king's hands for this and no other reason, and it was agreed in the last 
parliament at Westminster that those who were of the earl's quarrel and 
those whose lands were taken into the late king's hands without any certain 
cause being expressed shall have restitution of their lands. 

By K.andp.s. [1463.] 
The like to the following sheriffs : 

York. Bucks. 

Lincoln. Rutland. 

Leicester. Stafford. 

Derby. London. 

Northampton. By K. and the same writ. 

To the keepers of the said Robert's lands in co. Lancaster. Order to 
deliver to Robert all his lands in their custody. By K. and the same writ. 
The like to the keepers of his lands in all the aforesaid counties. 

To Richaid Dammory, justice of Chester. Order to cause all the said 
Robert's lands in his bailiwick to be delivered to Robert. 

By K. and the same writ. 

To the treasurer and chamberlains. Order to deliver to the said Robert 
all his deeds, charters, and muniments in their custody, which the late king 
caused to be taken into his hands with Robert's goods and chattels. 

By K. and the same writ. 

To the treasurer and barons and chamberlains of the exchequer. Order 
to cause Simon de Swanlond to have payment or assignment where he may 
speedily be satisfied for 300/., which the king owes to him for cloth bought 
from him by Thomas de Useflet, cWk of the great wardrobe, for the king's 
liveries {liberacione) against Christmas. By p.s. 

To William Trussel, late escheator this side Trent. Order to restore 
the issues received by him from the lands of John de Meriet, as the king 
ordered Simon de Bereford, escheator this side Trent, not to intermeddle 
further with John's lands and to restore the issues thereof, because it was 
found by inquit-ition taken by William that John held no lands in chief of 
the king at his death, and the king is given to understand that William has 
received many issues of the lauds of the time when he was esciieator. 

To the sheriff of Kent Order to cause a coroner for that county to be 
elected in place o( John de Hampton of Rochester, deceased. 

To Simon de Bereford, escheator this side Trent. Order to cause dower 
to be assigned to Eustachia, late the wife of Richard de Bello Campo of 
Holt, of the manor of Holt and of the advowson of that manor, in the 
presence of Joan de Boys, keeper of the land and heir of Guy de Bello 



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1328. 



Jan. I. 

Lichfield. 



1327. 

Nov. 28. 
Clipston. 



Membrane 3 — cont. 

Campo, late earl of Warwick, if she choose to attend, as the king learns by 
inquisition taken by the escheator that Richard held no lands of the king 
in chief at his death, but that he held the manor and advowson of the said 
heir, a minor in the king's wardship, by the service of a moiety of a 
knight's fee, and that John de Bello Campo, son of Richard, is his next 
heir, and is aged eight years, and Eustachia has prayed the king to cause 
dower of the manor and advowson to be assigned to her. 

To Thomas Wake, keeper of the Forest this side Trent, or to him who 
supplies his place. Order to deh'ver John de Wyford, John le Heuster, 
Simon de Tredinton, and John de Elmhurst, imprisoned at Stafford for 
trespass of vert in the forest of Canke, to twelve mainpernors for each of 
them, who shall undertake to have them before the justices for forest 
pleas when they next come to that county. 



To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause Robert 
de Moreby to be discharged of the ferm of the manor of Turmunhalle, 
CO. York, which belonged to Hugh le Despenser, the younger, which the 
king committed to him on 7 February last, to hold at ferm from Michael- 
mas, 20 Edward II., until the following Michaelmas, and to cause him to 
be discharged of the corn sown therein by him or by the said Hugh, as 
the king, on 30 May {sic), ordered him to deliver the manor to John de Roos, 
steward of the household, to whom the king granted it for life, and to whom 
he afterwards granted the corn in the demesne lands of the manor sown in 
Hugh's time, and the corn sown by Robert whilst the manor was in his 
custody, provided that he satisfied Robert for his costs and expenses in 
connexion therewith. It is provided that Robert shall answer for the 
goods and chattels in the manor, or for their price, and for any issues 



received between 7 February and 30 March aforesaid. 



Dec. 18. 

Gloucester. 



Dec. 24. 

Worcester. 



1328. 

Jan. 6. 
Kottingham. 



«(0T9. 



Membrane 2. 

To John de Ryngewode, parson of the church of Saltwode. Order to 
deliver all the rolls and memoranda in his custody touching the accounts of 
the bailifis, ministers, reeves, and receivers who are bound to render account 
of the time when they were in the service of Walter, late archbishop of 
Canterbury, who was indebted to the king at the exchequer, by indenture 
to the king's clerks. Master John de Radeswell and William de Leycestria, 
whom the king has appointed to audit the said accounts, and to do all and 
singular things pertaining to the accounts. 

To the chamberlain of South Wales. Order to pay to Geoffrey Beaufou 
the arrears of his wages as keeper of the castle and town of Cardigan and 
of the stewardship of ' Cardiganshire,' which offices the king committed to 
him for life on 22 October last at the request of Edmund, earl of Kent, and 
to pay him his wages henceforth. 

To John de Chiverdon, chamberlain of Kaernarvan. Order to pay 60*. 
yearly to David Gogh, a Welshman, for so long as he shall be chamber- 
lain, in accordance with the late king's grant to David of that sum yearly 
for life from the chamberlain of Kaernarvan in Wales. 

To the justices next in eyre in co. Kent. Order to permit Job nde Cante- 
brigg' to be the king's Serjeant in the eyre, as the king wills that he shall 
be his Serjeant in the eyre, and John has taken oath hereupon before the 
king. 



194 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1327. 

Dec. 12. 

Coventry. 



1328. 

Jan. 3. 

Burton-on- 
Trent. 



Jan. 10. 

Clipstone. 



1327. 

Dec. 28. 
Worcester. 



Membrane 2 — cont. 

To the sheriff of Norfolk and Suffolk. The burgomasters, echevins, 
consiiles, and community of the town of Bruges have signified to the king 
by their letters that certain burgesses of that town lately loaded two ships 
of Flanders, the master of one being John de Turnay of Sluys (Escluse) 
and of the other John Babbard, with their goods and wares, for the pur- 
pose of carrying them to divers parts to trade therewith, and that certain 
men of Great Yarmouth, pretending that the goods in the ship belonged to 
men of Scotland, which they did not, entered the ships by armed force as 
they were sailing by the sea coast near Great Yarmouth, and took and car- 
ried away the goods and wares aforesaid, which they detain, contrary to the 
truce between the king and the men of Flanders, which goods and wares and 
ships are still under arrest within the sheriff's bailiwick, as the king is given 
to understand, wherefore the burgomasters, echevins, consules, and community 
have prayed the king to cause the goods to be delivered to Nicholas de 
Leek, their fellow -burgess, v/hom they have sent to the king in this behalf : 
the king therefore orders the sheriff' to cause all the goods and wares afore- 
said arrested in his bailiwick that Nicholas can prove to belong to the 
burgesses of the said town to be released together with the said ships, and 
to cause them to be delivered to Nicholas, notwithstanding that men of 
Scotland or their goods and wares were then in the same ships. If any of 
the said goods have been eloigned, the sheriff is to cause inquisition to be 
made concerning them, and to cause them or their price to be delivered to 
Nicholas, so far as he can prove that they belonged to the said burgesses, 
certifying the king of his proceedings. It is pi'ovided that the goods and 
chattels belonging to men of Scotland that were arrested on this occasion 
shall be kept safely without diminution until further orders. By K. & C. 
[Feeder a.] 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Master William de 
Weston has shewn the king that whereas the late king sent him to parts 
beyond sea for the expedition of his affairs there, and he received 50 marks 
in the late king's court before the barons of the exchequer, in the 19th year 
of the reign, from the late king's treasurer by way of imprest made to him 
by the treasurer and chamberlains, to be paid by him at a certain term now 
past, and the treasurer and barons have now ordered this sum to be levied 
from his goods and ecclesiastical benefices in the diocese of Lincoln by the 
bishop for the king's use, and he expended more than this sum in the afore- 
said affairs, as will appear by his account, which he is prepared to render 
before the treasurer and barons, and he has prayed the king to cause the 
levy of the said 50 marks to be superseded until he have accounted 
before the treasurer and barons for the expenses aforesaid : the king there- 
fore orders them to audit William's account, and if, after the rendering of 
the account, they find that this sum or any part thereof is due to the king 
from William, to cause to be done concerning the arrears what they shall 
see fit, superseding until Easter next the levy of the aforesaid 50 marks, 
unless William account therefore in the meantime. By K. 

To Robert de CJypston, keeper of the manor and peel of Clypston. Order 
to cause all the honses at the peel aforesaid built by the late king, except 
the great gale of the peel and the house over it, to be removed, and to cause 
certain of them to be re-erected in the manor according to his discretion. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to permit Robert 
de Hastang' to have the custody of the king's town on the Hull and of the 
manor of Myton, in accordance with the late king's grant thereof to him 
for life, and not to molest him in any wav contrary to the same without 
consulting the king, as it is shewn to the king on Robert's behalf that 



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1328. 

Jan. 12. 
Clipstone. 



Jan. 22. 

York. 

Jan. 12. 
Clipstone. 



]][327. Membrane 2 — cont. 

they, pretending that he could not keep the town by reason of weakness 
and infirmity, have ordered him, by writ of the exchequer witnessed by the 
treasurer, to be before them and others of the king's council at York as 
speedily as possible to hear and receive what shall be ordained concerning 
the custody by the king's council ; whereat the king is astonished, especially 
as such writs ought not to issue from the exchequer without his knowledge, 
and as Robert is not bound to answer at common law for the freehold that 
he has therein according to the aforesaid grant without the king's writ. 

To Simon de Bereford, escheator beyond Trent. Order not to distrain 
Ingelram Berenger for homage and fealty for the lands that he holds of the 
king, as the king has taken his homage and fealty. By p.s. 

The like in favour of the following : 
John de Weston. 

The abbot of Certeseye. 

To John de Shelvyng and Thomas Poucyn, taxers and collectors of the 
twentieth in co. Kent. Order to pay to the merchants of the society of the 
Bardi of Florence, or to one of them staying at London, by indenture all 
the money received, or to be received, of the twentieth in that county, to be 
kept by the said merchants for the king's use until further orders. The 
king has ordered the merchants to receive the money in form aforesaid. 

ByK. 

Jan. 1.3. To .John de Crumbewell, keeper of the Forest this side Trent, or to him 

Clipstone. who supplies his place in Shirewod forest. Order to cause timber to be 

delivered from the said forest to Robert de Clypstou, keeper of the manor 

and park of Clypston, for the repair und reconstruction of the houses at 

Clypston peel that the king has ordered him to remove to the manor. 

ByK. 

Jan. 16. To the chamberlain of South Wales. Order to cause the house of the 

Clipstone. king's prison in Kardigan castle to be repaired, as the king understands that 

it greatly needs repair. By C. 

Jan. 14. To Richard de Grey. Order to deliver to Nicholas de Stoteville his lands 

Clipstone. in Barton and Brademere, which the late king took into his hands amongst 

other lands of the men of the power of the king of France, as Nicholas has 

prayed the king to restore them since peace is re-established and published 

between the king and the king of France. By K. 

Jan. 12. To Simon de Grymesby, escheator this side Trent. Whereas the king, on 

Clipstone. 9 June last, committed to Robert de Clipston the custody of the manor and 
peel of Clipston during pleasure, receiving therefor as much as other keepers 
have received heretofore for that custody, and the king has now committed 
to him the custody of the manor and park of Clipston during pleasure, so 
that he shall maintain tho manor at the king's cost and the paling of the 
park at his own cost, receiving for the latter timber from dry wood in the 
park and taking 7c?. a day for himself, the parkers, and makers of the paling 
aforesaid from the escheator this side Trent ; and although the king has 
ordered the escheator by divers writs to cause as much to l)e paid to Robert 
for the said custody as other keepers received, the escheator has nevertheless 
deferred paying Robert anything, because it was not evident to him how 
much other keepers were wont to receive for the same, add Robert has 
therefore prayed the king to cause his wages for the custody to be paid to 
him, as he, by himself and his servants, has kept the park togerher with the 
manor and peel from the said 9 June, and has repaired the paling : the king 
therefore orders the escheator to pay him Td. a day from 9 June for himself, 

N 2 



196 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1328. 



1327. 

Nov. 23. 
Pontefract. 



1328. 

Jan. 21. 

York. 

Jan. 20. 

Rothwell. 



Jan. 22. 
York. 



Membrane 2 — cont. 

the parkers, and the makers of the paling, and to pay him the same hence- 
forth foi" so long as he shall have the custody. By K. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to account -with 
John de Langeton, king's clerk, whom the king lately sent to KaerfiUy 
castle to receive his treasure and other things therein, and to bring the same 
to him, and to cause to be paid to him what shall seem just and reasonable 
to them as well for the treasure and things aforesaid as for his costs and 
expenses in the king's service. 

To the sheriff of York. Order to cause a coroner for that county to be 
elected in place of Simon Lovel, who is insufficiently qualified. 

To the sheriff of Nottingham. Order to pay 40 marks to Robert de 
Clipston, keeper of the manor and park of Clipston, for the removal and 
erection of the houses within the peel of Clipston that the king has ordered 
him to remove. By K. 

To Simon de Bereford, escheator beyond Trent. Order not to intermeddle 
further with the lands of Robert de Clifton, and to restore the issues thereof, 
as the king learns by mquisition taken by William Trussel, late escheator 
beyond Trent, that Robert held no lands at his death in chief of the king by 
reason whereof the custody of his lands ought to pertain to the king. 



Membrane 1. 

Jan. 21. To the treasurer and barons of tlie exchequer of Dublin. Order to cause 

York. William de Burgh, son and heir of John de Burgh, kinsman and heir of 
Richard de Burgh, late earl of Ulster in Ireland, to be discharged of the 
extent of the castles, lands, and liberty of Ulster, which were in the king's 
hands by reason of the heir's minority, the custody whereof the king com- 
mitted to him on 5 February last, from 22 November last, when the king 
took his homage for the lands that the said earl, his grandfatlier, held of the 
late king in chief, and to discharge Elizabeth de Burgo of her mainprise for 
payment of the extent. 

Jan. 20. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause allowance 

York. to be made to Master Walter de Istlep, the late king's treasurer of Ireland, 
for 131/. Is. Q\d. paid by him to .John de Hothum by virtue of the late 
king's order, John having satisfied Peter Michole and John Michole and 
Arnald de Lesberk, burgess and merchant of Marmand, for the debts due 
to them from the late king, to wit 83/. 1*. 8c?. due to Peter and John for 
Vital is de Bonaz, merchant vintner, for wines bought from him by Henry 
de Say, the late king's butler, for the expenses of the household in the 
second year of his reign, and 47/. 19*. \0\d. due to Arnald for wines bought 
from him for the late king's use at Newcastle-on-Tyne by Andrew de Lenne, 
attorney of the aforesaid Henry, on 11 July, in the third year of the said 
king's reign, as appears by a bill under the seal of John de Drokenesford, 
bishop of Bath and Wells, and another bill under that of Ingelard de Warle, 
keepers of the said king's wardrobe. 

Jan. 22. To Simon de Bereford, escheator beyond Trent. Order to deliver the 

York. manor of WodhuUe to Sibyl, late the wife of Peter de Besyles, mother of 

his heir, as nearest friend of the latter, together with the issues received 

therefrom, as the king learns by inquisition taken by the escheator that 

Peter at his death held the manor in chief of the king by the service of 



1 EDWARD III— Part II. 197 



1328. Membrane 1 — cont. 

rendering four barbed arrows to the exchequer yearly for all service, and 
that he held no other lands of the king in chief by reason whereof the 
custody of his lands ought to pertain to the king, and that Matthew de 
Besyles, his son, is his next heir and is aged seven years. 

Jan. 20. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause alloAvance 

York. to be made to Master Walter de Istlep, in his account, for 12/. paid by him, 
by virtue of the late king's order, when he was treasurer of the exchequer 
of Dublin, to Duncan {Dungano) Mac Gofferi, knight, for the balance of 
14/. for the Avages of himself and his men staying at sea between Ireland 
and Scotland, in the 12th year of the late king's reign, as appears by a bill 
under the seal of Roger de Northburgh, then keeper of the wardrobe, the 
said king having paid Duncan 21. previously. 

Jan. 23. To Simon de Bereford, escheator beyond Trent. Order to cause dower 

York. to be assigned to Sibyl, late the Avife of Peter de Besyles, tenant in chief, 
upon her taking oath not to marry without the king's licence. 

Jan. 22. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause allowance 

York. to be made to the collectors of the customs and of the new imprest of the 
port of Boston for 4,000/., paid by them to William de la Pole by virtue of 
the king's order. 

To the same. Order to cause allowance to be made to the collectors of 
the customs and of the new imprest of the port of Kyageston-on-Hull for 
2,000 marks, paid by them to Richard de la Pole and William his brother 
by vii'tue of the king's order, which sum the king granted to them for their 
good service and for divers other causes. 

1327. 

Dec. 6. To the same. Order to cause Robert de Morby to be discharged of the 

Clipstone. ferm of the manor of Turnhamhalle {sic), co, York, which belonged to 
Hugh le Despenser, the younger, which the king committed to him on 
7 February last, to hold at ferm from Michaelmas, 20 Edward II., until the 
following Michaelmas, and to cause him to be discharged of the corn sown 
therein by him or by the said Hugh, as the king on 30 March ordered him 
to deliver the manor to John de Roos, steward of the household, to whom 
the king granted it for life, and to whom he afterwards granted the corn in 
the demesne lands of the manor sown in Hugh's time and the corn sown by 
Robert whilst the manor was in his custody, provided that he satisfied 
Robert for his costs and expenses in connexion therewith. It is provided 
that Robert shall answer for the king's goods and chattels in the manor, 
or for their price. 



Membrane 27</. 

April 30. To the burgomasters, echevins, and community of the town of Bruges. 

Nottingham. The king learns from the mayor and certain citizens of London that the 
burgomaster, echevins, and community have complained to them by their 
letters that, after the truce between the king and them and others of Flanders, 
certain malefactors of the towns of Sandwich and Winchelse had captured 
a ship of the town of Neuport laden with divers wares to the value of 200/. 
on the sea near Boulogne, and carried her away with them after they had 
slain the mariners thereof. The king is much disturbed by this news, 
and he is very anxious that such an offence shall be severely punished, and 
he therefore signifies to the burgomaster, echevins, and community that if 
they or they who suftered the damage will send proctors or envoys to him 
to obtain justice, he will be prepared to exhibit them justice in all things 



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1327. 



April 20. 

Stamford. 



May 12. 

Nottingham. 



May 21. 

Poutefract. 



May 25. 
York. 



May 25. 
York. 



May 23. 
York. 



Membrane 27d — cont. 

with all speed, according to the requirements of the truce, and he will 
so punish the evil-doers upon their conviction that others doing the like 
shall be struck with terror. It is not fitting that the truce shall be broken 
by reason of this evil deed, since it is not easy to provide security against 
such pirates' attacks, and it will not be the king's fault if such attempts 
against the truce be not duly emended. 
[Faedera.] 

To Bartholomew de Burghassh, constable of Dover castle and warden of 
the Cinque Ports, or to him who supplies his place in the port of Dover, 
Order to permit brothers Guy de Cherrynge and Simon du Chastel Noef, 
monks of Cluny abbey, who lately came to John de Warenna, earl of Surrey, 
for certain affairs touching him, and who are returning home by the king's 
licence, to cross from that port without hindrance ; provided that they carry 
with them no apportnm contrary to the statute. By C. 

John de Bekyngham of Newerk acknowledges that he owes to William 
de North well, clerk, 10/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands 
and chattels in co. Nottingham. 

John de Elmesale of Donecastre acknowledges that he owes to Robert de 
Morby, knight, 9/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in co. York. — The chancellor received the acknowledgment. 

Adam de Everyngham of Laxton, knight, acknowledges that he owes to 
Robert de Diggeby 280 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his 
lands and chattels in co. Nottingham. 

Cancelled on payment. 

Enrolment of grant by Adam de Everingham, lord of Everingham, to his 
yeoman (vadlet) Robert de Diggeby and Sibyl his wife of two robes yearly, 
to wit a robe suitable for Robert of the suit of his esquires and a robe for 
Sibyl suitable and becoming her estate, for their lives, or 46.y. 8c?., to wit 
26*. did. for Sibyl's robe and 20s. for Robert'.s, issuing from Adam's manor 
of Westburg', co. Lincoln, upon which manor he charges payment. Dated 
at Lincoln, on Wednesday before Whitsuntide, 1 Edward III. French. 

Memorandum, that Adam came into chancery at York, and acknowledged 
the deed aforesaid. 

Enrolment of release by Robert de Diggeby and Sibyl his wife to Sir 
Adam de Everingham, lord of Laxton, of their right in the manor of 
Westburg', co. Lincoln. Witnesses : Walter de Sutton ; Gilbert de 
Tuxford; William atte Kirk; John de Bereford ; Richard Hilde; 
Reginald de Cranewell. Dated at Lincoln, on Monday before Whitsuntide, 
1 Edward III. 

Enrolment of release by the said Robert and Sibyl to Sir Adam de 
Everingham, lord of Laxton, of their right in the manor of Northlezerton, 
CO. Nottingham. Witnesses : John de Bolyngbrok ; Hugh de Hersy ; 
Robert Brennande ; John de Coyly ; Simon de Grouteby ; Hugh de 
Gouteby. Dated at Lincoln, on Monday before Whitsuntide, 1 Edward III. 

Memorandum, that Robert came into chancery at York, on 25 May, and 
acknowledged the above deeds. 

To William Trussel, escheator beyond Trent. Order to permit James le 
Botiller of Ireland to have respite for his homage for the lands held by him 
of the king, as the king has granted him respite during pleasure. By K. 

To the prior and convent of St. Oswald's. Request that they will receive 
into their house William de Foleby, in place of Richard de Mareschal, 
deceased, who had his maintenance therein by order of the earl of Lincoln, 
and that they will administer to him the like maintenance in all things, in 



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199 



1327. Membrane 27 d — cont. 

consideration of his good service to the late king, certifying the king of 
their proceedings by the bearer of the presents. By K. 

Peter de Thornton, clerk, puts in his place Geoffrey de Forde and John 
de Ledenham to prosecute the execution of a recognisance for 4/. made to 
him in chancery by Richard atte ]jane of Hemmyngburgh. 



May 12. 

Nottingham. 



May 14-. 

Nottingham. 



May 12. 

Nottingham. 



May 26. 

York. 



Membrane 26c?. 

To William Trussel, escheator beyond Trent. Order to supersede until 
the Assumption next the demand made upon Thomas de Grenham for 
homage for his lands, as the king learns upon trustworthy testimony that 
Thomas has set out for the marches of Scotland with Roger, bishop of 
Coventry and Lichfield, in the king's service by his order. 

Adam de Everyngham, knight, puts in his place Peter de ISTotingham 
and Richard de Suththorp to defend the execution of a recognisance for 
400 marks made by him in chancery to Sibyl de Everyngham. 

Stephen de Marisco acknowledges that he owes to Robert de la Berwe 
of Welles 4 marks; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in co. Nottingham, 

Richard de Roule acknowledges that he owes to Robert de Middelton 
40/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in 
CO. Stafford. 

To the abbot of St. Albans, keeper of the hospital of St. Giles at 
St. Albans. Request that he will admit into the hospital William Byker, 
who has long served the king and his father, and who is so smitten with 
leprosy that he cannot dwell amongst healthy men, and that he will place 
him amongst the sick men in the hospital, and cause the necessaries of life 
to be exhibited to him for life, as to others dwelling in the hospital. By K. 

Richard Danesey acknowledges that he owes to John Mautravers, the 
younger, 10/. j to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels 
in CO. Wilts. 

Cancelled on payment. 

Thomas de Grymstede acknowledges that he owes to the .said John 10/. ; 
to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Wilts. 

Cancelled on payment. 

Benedict Russel of Malton acknowledges that he owes to Walter de 
Pokethorp 200/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in co. York. 



Botrigan 



acknowledges 



that he owes to John de Carmynow 



Otto de 
200 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in 
CO. Cornwall. 

Cancelled on payment. 



Membrane 25d. 

May 15. .John de Borham, clerk, acknowledges that he owes to Thomas de Escrik, 

Nottingham, parson of the church of Dounton, 34/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, 
of his lands and chattels in co. Essex. 

Cancelled on payment, acknowledged by Robert de Hemmyncihurgh and 
Roger de Reston^ executors of the toill of the said Thomas. 



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1327. Membrane 25c? — cont. 

Enrolment of release by Alice daughter of Sibyl Thweng of Tykehill to 
John son of Thomas de Swynford of her right in the lands that she has of 
the feoffment of Edmund de Whelnetham, her brother, in Kelm. Wit- 
nesses : Thomas de Hareworth ; Robert del Clay of Blith ; William de 
Estfeld ; Richard Cock ; William Russell ; Robert de Hesley. Dated at 
Blith, on Thursday in Raster week, 1 Edward III. 

Memorandum, that Alice came into chancery at Wirsop, on 18 May, and 
acknowledged the above deed. 

May 2G. To the bailiffs of John de Britannia, earl of Richmond, of the wapentake 

York. of Gillyng. Order not to put the abbot of Rievaux in default for not 
appearing on Friday after St. Pancras last in the suit before the bailiffs 
between Adam de Ellerton and the abbot concerning an alleged trespass 
committed upon Adam by the abbot, as the abbot was in the king's service 
on that day by his order. By K, 

Vacated, because on the roll of warranty of days. 

May 29. Richard Tuchet acknowledges that he owes to Henry, earl of Lancaster, 

York. 1,000/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in 

CO. Essex. 

Cancelled on payment. 

June 1. Thomas Wake of Lidel, .John de Heselarton, knight, and Stephen de 

York. Swynnerton acknowledge that they owe to Richard de la Pole and William 

de la Pole, merchants of Hull, 300/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of 
their lands and chattels in co. York. 

June 3. Hugh de Audeleye and Edmund de Appelby, knights, acknowledge that 

York. they owe to William de Melton, archbishop of York, 40/. ; to be levied, in 
default of payment, of their lands and chattels in co. Gloucester. 

June 3. Nicholas de Metham, knight, acknowledges that he owes to Henry le 

York. Scrop, kuigbt, 40/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in co. York. 

June 5. To Master Geoffrey de Eyton, Roger de Guldesburgh, and Roger de 

York. Luda. Order to supersede until the king's return from the north, or until 
otherwise ordered, the execution of the king's appointment of them to 
survey the estate of the abbey of St. Albans, of the foundation of the king's 
progenitors, and to enquire concerning the defects that have arisen in the 
abbey and in the manors and woods of the same during the time of the 
present abbot. 



Membrane 24</. 

May 3. William de Haukesgarth of Habton in Rydale acknowledges that he 

York. owes to Adam de Brom, clerk, 7 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, 
of his lands and chattels in co. York. 

June 6. William de Faucomberge, the younger, acknowledges that he owes to 

York, William de Faucomberge, the elder, 400/. ; to be levied, in default of pay- 
ment, of his lands and chattels in co. Somerset. 

John de Kyngeston acknowledges that he owes to Peter de Skiddemore 
100/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in 
CO, Wilts, 

June 12. John Gowere of Fayceby acknowledges that he owes to Thomas de 

i'ork, Boulton, knight, 40/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in co. York. 



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2327. Membrane 24c? — cont. 

■ — Isabella, daughter of William Thmnene, puts in her place William de 

Wellum to defend the execution of a recognisance for 10/. made to Ralph 

de Xevill in chancery by William de Thurnene. 

John de Styveton acknowledges that he owes to William Fauvel 6/. ; to 
be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. York. 

Henry de Kendale, parson of the church of Whityngham, in the arch- 
deaconry of Richmond, acknowledges that he owes to William de Northwell, 
clerk, 40*. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in 
CO. York. 

Cancelled on payment. 

June 12. Thomas de Hareworth acknowledges that he owes to the prior of Blyth 

York. 240/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. 
Nottingham. 

Isabella de Belewe puts in her place William de Saxton and Richard de 
Cotes to prosecute the execution of a recognisance for 10/. made to her in 
chancery by John de la Launde. 

Enrolment of general release by Stephen de Oldebek of Norwich, 
'draper,' to Sir Richard de Goldesburgh, knight, of all actions, etc. Dated 
at York, 14 June, 1 Edward III. 

Memorandum, that Stephen came into chancery, on the said day, and 
acknowledged the above deed. 

June 15. Richard son of Richard de Goldesburgh, knight, acknowledges that he 

York. owes to the said Steplien de Oldebek 12/.; to be levied, in default of pay- 
ment, of his lands and chattels iu co. York. 

June 16. William son of John Grayndorge acknowledges that he owes to John 

York. Grayndorge 10 marks; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands 
and chattels in co. York. 

Adam de Swylington, knight, acknowledges that he owes to John de 
Ebor[aco] lOOs. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in co. York. 

Cancelled on payment. 

Membraxe 23d. 

Reymund Peregrini puts in his place John de Sancto Paulo and William 

• Roscelyn of Hovenden to prosecute and defend all pleas in chancery 

touching him. 

Richard de Playces puts in his place Robert de Totel to prosecute a 
petition before the king whereby he sues against the king for the manors of 
Langeley and Wyrardesbury, which he claims as his right descending to 
him after the death of Ralph de Playces his uncle, whose heir he is, as is 
contained in the petition. 

June 5. To the sheriff of Oxford and Berks. Order to cause proclamation to be 

York. made prohibiting any one, under pain of forfeiture, from invading by armed 
force the abbey of Abyndon, of the king's patronage, or any of its manors, 
or from attempting anything to the breach of the king's peace, or from 
inflicting damage or annoyance upon the abbot and monks in their persons 
and goods, and to arrest any one doing so, taking with him the posse of the 
county if need be, and to cause them to be kept in prison until otherwise 
ordered, certifying the king of his proceedings, as the king learns that the 
abbey is so wasted in the things pertaining to it by the incursions of certain 
malefactors and disturbers of the peace that the greater part of the monks 
have left the abbey, and dare not go thither for fear of such malefactors, 
wherefore the king has taken the abbey and the abbots and monks, and 
their men, lands and possessions, into his special protection. The sheriff is 



202 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1327. 



June 15. 

York. 



June 17. 
York. 



Membrane 23c? — cont. 

ordered to maintain, protect, and defend the abbot and convent and men 
from such oppressions and wrongs to the best of his power. 

To the justiciary of Ireland. Order not to grant any pardons of felonies 
to anyone without the assent of the whole of the king's council there, and 
not to cause any prisoner or hostage of the time of John Darcy, late 
justiciary of Ireland, detained in prison when he left Ireland, to be released, 
except according to the law and custom of those parts, or by the assent of 
the whole council. By K. 

Vacated, because [it is enrolled] within [page 134]. 

Enrolment of deed of Martin de Grymeston, executor of the will of 
Sir William de Hamok, knight, witnessing that whereas Sir Stephen le 
Waleys acknowledged in the chancery of Edward I. that he owed to 
the said William 220 marks, the said executor, having examined the acquit- 
tances of the said Sir Stephen for the debt shewn to him by Sir Richard le 
Waleys, son and heir and tenant of the lands of the said Stephen, acknow- 
ledges that satisfaction for the above sum was made to William in his life- 
time. Dated at York, on Wednesday after the octaves of the Holy Trinity, 
1 Edward III. 

Memorandum, that Thomas de Knaresbui'gh, clerk, attorney of the said 
Martin, came into chancery at York, on the said day, and acknowledged the 
above deed. 

Jolin le Carpenter of Naburn and Nicholas his son acknowledge that 
they owe to John son of Nicholas de Northfolk of Naburn 100s. ; to be 
levied, in default of payment, of their lands and chattels in co. York. 

Memorandum, that on Sunday after St. Barnabas, 1 Edward III., John 
de Cherleton, lord of Powys, came into chancery at York, and produced, in 
the chamber of John, bishop of Ely, the chancellor, in his lodgings in St. 
Mary's abbey, York, before him, GeofPrey le Scrop, the king's chief justice, 
and many other knights and other men there in great number, an indenture 
under the seals of John son of Richard de Sutton, lord of Malpas, and 
Margaret his wife, containing that if the said John de Cherleton pay them 
500 marks before Midsummer next, then a recognisance made by him in 
the late king's chancery to the said John son of Richard for 3,000/. shall be 
annulled, and he there offered 420 marks in four bags, and asserted that he 
was prepared to pay the money to the said John son of Richard if he had 
been present, in full payment of the aforesaid 500 marks, of which sum 
John son of Richard had previously received 80 marks, asserting that he 
had often offered the money contained in the indenture to the said John, and 
that he had maliciously refused to accept it, and he prayed that the money 
might remain in chancery, and be kept and delivered to John son of Richard 
when he will receive it according to the agreement. After these things had 
been done, the chancellor, having seen the said money, ordered the said 
John de Cherleton to cause it to be kept in a safe place, to be delivered 
to John son of Richard when he will receive it before the aforesaid 
feast. 

Memorandum, that afterwards, to wit on Tuesday the eve of Midsummer, 
after dinner, the said John de Cherleton came into chancery at York, to 
wit in the said bishop's chamber in his said lodgings, the king's seal being 
then open, and there before the chancellor and clerks of the chancery, and 
many other men, offered the aforesaid money in six bags of canvas, asserting 
that he was prepared to pay it to the aforesaid John son of Richard accord- 
ing to the agreement in the said indenture, as he was prepared to pay it at 
another time if John son of Richard or another person in his name would 
have received it, and hereupon he prayed for the chancellor's record ; where- 
upon the chancellor, having seen the money, forthwith caused the said John 



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\S21 . Metnbrane 23d — cont. 

son of Richard to be called many times, but he did not come, and no one 
came in his name. Therefore the said John de Cherleton left the court 
with the money without a day. 

And on Wednesday following, to wit the Nativity of St. John the 
Baptist, the aforesaid John de Cherleton came into chancery, and offered 
the money in form aforesaid, and John son of Richard, summoned as above, 
did not come, and no one came in his name. 



Membrane 22d. 

June 5. To Thomas Coudray and Robert Achard, keepers of the peace in co. 

York. Berks. Order to maintain and protect the abbot and monks of Abyndon 
and their men from injury and oppression, and to cause anyone invading 
the abbey or any of the manors pertaining to it to be arrested and im- 
prisoned, so that they shall not be delivered without the king's special order, 
as the king learns that the abbey is so wasted in the things pertaining to it 
by the incursions of certain malefactors and disturbers of the peace that the 
greater part of the monks have left the abbey, and dare not go thither for 
fear of such malefactors, wherefore the king has taken the abbey and the 
abbots and monks, and their men, lands and possessions, into his special 
protection. 

June 18. John le Smale, prebendary of Stodleye in St. Wilfrid's church, Ripon, 

York. acknowledges that he owes to Anthony Usus Maris and Master Thomas 
de Luco -tOZ. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels 
in CO. York. 

Cancelled on payment. 

Enrolment of grant from Gilbert Tourny of Foul Sutton to Thomas de 
Ousthorp of 5 acres of land in Cotenesse, whereof 2 acres lie in a selion 
called ' Normandaill ' near a water-channel igotarn) called ' Kerhousmere,' 
and half an acre lies in Le Enges near the land of John son of William son 
of Walter on the west, and three roods lie in Calcroft near the land of the 
said John on the west, and a rood lies in a field called Twesacre near the 
land of the said .John on the west, and a rood and a half lie in Prestcroft 
near the land of the said John on the west, and a rood and a half lie in 
Rogercroft near the land of the said John on the north, and a rood near Now- 
croft near the land of Emma Bataill on the north, and a rood lies in Lutel- 
bankfeld near the land of Adam the clerk on the west, and a third of half an 
acre lies in Le Flank near the land of John Oty on the east, ar.d half a rood 
lies in Le Westgrothes near the land of Adam the clerk on the east. He 
also grants to the said Thomas 4*. Qd. of yearly rent in the same town of 
Cotenesse from the following tenants : 3*. 4c?. from John son of Adam de 
Cotenesse ; [8]c?. from Walter the carpenter of Cotenesse ; 2d. from Emma 
Bataill ; 4c?. from Adam Quenildson. Witnesses : Sir Roger Dayvill, Sir 
John de Cayvill, knights ; Thomas de Metham; Nicholas de Portyngton ; 
William de Belasise ; William de Warewyk ; Thomas Veriou. Dated at 
York, 18 June, 1 Edward III. 

Memorandum, that Gilbert came into chancery at York, on the said day, 
and acknowledged the above deed. 

June 20. To Charles, king of France and Navarre, the king's uncle. The king 

York. has received complaint from Elias de Stubton, citizen of Lincoln, that 
whereas he went, before the dispute between the men of the king of France 
and of the late king, to Normandy with his ship called ' La Bonane ' of 
Boston, laden with salt and other goods to the value of 460/., in order to 
trade there with the same, and arrived at the port of the town of Leyre, the 
king of France's ministers of that town caused the ship and goods to be 



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"[327. Membrane 22d — cont. 

arrested without reasonable cause, and still detain them ; wherefor he has 
prayed the king to provide a remedy: the king therefor requests the king 
of France to cause the ship and goods to be delivered to the said merchant 
or his attorney in his behalf, especially as the king has caused the goods of 
the king of Fi-ance's merchants arrested in this realm in like manner to be 
released. 

June 24. Sibyl, late the wife of John de Venuz, puts in her place John de Askham 

York. and William de Howe to seek and receive her dower of her late husband's 
lands, which are in the king's hands by reason of the minority of his heir. 

June 26. John atte Nunnes of London, ' draper,' puts in his place William de 

Tork. Emeldon, clerk, to prosecute the execution of a recognisance for 20/. made 
to him in chancery by John de Sutton of Aston. 

June 29. John son of Andrew de Beauchamp acknowledges that he owes to 
York. Percival Simyon 20/.; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in co. Essex. 

July 1. To the sheriff of Wilts. Whereas the king has appointed Thomas de 

York. Berkele and John Mautravers, the younger, principal and chief keepers of 
his peace in that county to supervise the keepers of the peace lately ap- 
pointed by the king in that county, and to pursue and arrest felons 
and trespassers, taking with them the posse of that county ; and the 
king understands that certain malefactors and disturbers of the peace, 
both horsemen and footmen, make unlawful assemblies in that county 
daily to commit divers evils : the king, wishing to apply a remedy, orders 
the sheriff to cause all the posse of the county to be levied in order to 
restrain such confederacies and to pursue and chastise the said malefactors 
as often as and whenever necessary, and when he is summoned by the said 
Thomas and John, and to be obedient and intendent to them with all the 
said posse as they shall enjoin him on the king's behalf, and to cause jurors 
to come before Thomas and John at days and places to be fixed by them. 

ByK. 
The like to the sheriffs of Oxford and Berks, Southampton, Somerset, 
Dorset, Gloucester, and Hereford. 

Membrane 21 d. 

June 30. Thomas son of Thomas de Muskham of Shenle acknowledges that he 

York. owes to John, bishop of Ely, ^3*. 4:d. ; to be levied, in default of payment, 
of his lands and chattels in co. Hertford. 

Cancelled on payment. 

John Trussel of Kubelesdon, knight, acknowledges that he owes to 
James Daudele, knight, 100 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of 
his lands and chattels in co. Stafford. 

Cancelled on payment, acknowledged by Richard de Boghay, attorney 
of the said James. 

June 27. To the abbess and convent of Wylton. Request that they will admit 

York. Joan daughter of John de la Roche as a nun of their house, and that they 

will grant to her the things pertaining to the estate of a nnn, as she desires 

to serve in their house under the perpetual habit of religion. By p.s. 

July 4. Matilda, late the wife of John de Kirkebride, acknowledges that she 

York. owes to Master Henry de Clif, clerk, 10 marks ; to be levied, in default of 
payment, of her lauds and chattels in co. Nottingham. — Thomas de 
Evesham received the acknowledgment. 

Cancelled on payment. 



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"J 32*7^ Membrane 2\d — cont. 

William le Grant, parson of the church of Brutewell, diocese of Lincoln, 
acknowledges that he owes to Nicholas de Oxonia, clerk, 201. ; to be levied, 
in default of payment, of his lands, chattels, and ecclesiastical goods in 
CO. Oxford. 

June 14. To the sherifp of York. Order to arrest the malefactors who have, as 

York. the king is given to undertand, banded themselves together in that county, 
making unlawful assemblies, and who wander about beating, wounding, and 
ill-treating men, and slaying some, and committing robberies, arsons, and 
other evil deeds, and to cause them to be kept in prison until they be 
delivered therefrom according to law and custom, and to cause inquisitions 
to be made concerning the said malefactors, their aiders and abettors, and 
their receivers and maintainers, and to pursue and arrest all found guilty 
thereof, certifying the king from time to time of his proceedings. 

July 5. Henry de Thornton acknowledges that he owes to Walter, vicar of the 

York. church of Donecastre, 8/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands 
and chattels in co. York. 

Eoger le Harpour of Cleyton acknowledges that he owes to John de 
Heselarton, knight, 40s. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands 
and chattels in co. Wilts. 

July 1. To the keeper of the port of Dover. Order to permit the abbot of 

York. Fountains, of the Cistercian order, who is going to parts beyond sea to attend 
the chapter-general of his order at Oiteaux by the king's licence, to cross 
from that port with 40^. for the expenses of himself and his household. 
The like in favour of the prior of Kirkestede for 30/. 

July 6. .John de Wodeford, clerk, puts in his place Thomas de Evesham and 

York. Thomas de Sibthorp, clerks, to prosecute the execution of a recognisance 
for 40/. made to him in chancery by the prior of Lewes. 

Enrolment of grant by Geoffrey le Scrop, knight, to Sir Thomas de 
Sibethorp, rector of the church of Bekyngham, of licence to assign all the 
lands that he holds of Geoffrey, either in demesne or in service, in the 
towns of Sibethorp, Eyieston, and Sireston to certain chaplains or other 
men of religion at his pleasure, to celebrate divine service daily in a cliapel 
of St. Mary in the town of Sibethoip, newly constructed by Thomas ; to 
have and to hold to the said chaplains or men of religion in frankalmoin 
without paying or rendering any rent, service, or customs therefor to 
Geoffrey. Witnesses : Master Henry de Clyf, Sir William de Herlaston, 
Sir Henry de Edenesfcowe, Sir Michael de Wath, Sir Thomas de 
Baumburgh, clerks ; John de Vaux ; William Peyson ; Hugh de Bardelby ; 
Nicholas Ward ; Ralph de Wolingham ; William de Welingovre. Dated 
at York, 1 June, 1 Edward III. 

Memorandum, that Geoffrey came into chancery at York, on 5 July, and 
acknowledged the above deed. 



'o^ 



July 5. To the prior and convent of Kenilworth. Request that they will admit 

Aldwark. into their house Thomas le Veautrer, the king's serjeant, and that they 
{Alderwerk.) y^,\\\ administer to him for life the same allowance in food, clothing, etc., 
as John Powys, deceased, had in their house at the late kincr's request. 

By p.s. [1085.] 

July 12. Like letter in favour of Walter de Wygeraore, yeoman of the king's 

Topcliffe. kitchen, directed to the abbot and convent of Battle, to receive in their 

house such allowance as the aforesaid John had. By p.s. [1122.] 

July 7. Henry, bishop of Lincoln, acknowledges that he owes to Henry le Scrop 

TopcliflFe. 100/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. 
Lincoln. — The chancellor received the acknowledgment. 



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July 8. 
TopclifFe. 



June 10. 
Topcliffe. 



June 10. 
Topcliffe. 



July 12. 
Topcliffe. 



July 16. 
Durham. 



Membrane 21c? — cont. 

Enrolment of letter of Peter Jacepyu appointing John de Felstede, 
' taverner,' to deliver to Thomas Rys and John Bel amy the part of a 
messuage, the lands, woods, fisheries, and rents and corn, appraised at 
12/. ^s. 0(7., that Peter had by an extent made thereof by the king's writ 
by virtue of a recognisance for 167/. made to him in chancery in the late 
king's time by Roger de Brok, knight : to have to the said Thomas and 
.John according to the tenor of a deed of Peter's made to them. Wit- 
nesses : John de Hegham ; Peter Rys ; .John Parker. Dated at London, 
on Thursday after SS. Peter and Paul, 1 Edward III, 

Memorandym, that Peter came into chancery at York, on 12 July, and 
acknowledged the above deed. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to permit John 
Perbroun, who is setting out for Scotland on the king's service, and 
Robert de Drayton to have respite until the quinzaine of Martinmas next 
for their account at the exchequer for the time when they were the late 
king's collectors of the new and old custom in the port of Great Yarmouth. 

Thomas de Coleville of Cokewold, knight, puts in his place Thomas de 
Etton together with Thomas de Knaresburgh, clerk, his attorney previously 
made, to prosecute the execution of a recognisance for 1,000/. made to 
him in chancery by Joan, late the wife of Hugh de Hepham. 

Thomas de Bratton, parson of the church of Ouston, diocese of York, 
acknowledges that he owes to Thomas de Evesham, clerk, 100*. ; to be levied, 
in default of payment, of his lands, chattels, and ecclesiastical goods in 
CO. York. 

Cancelled on payment. 

Henry Pope acknowledges that he owes to Hugh de Mortuo Mari of 
Cheilmerssh 26*. 9>d. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in co. Somerset. 

Adam, prior of Lewes, puts in his place William de Bolum and John de 
Baunebury to defend the execution of a lecognisance for 40/. made by him 
in chancery to John de Wodeford. 

Margery, late the wife of Thomas de Bekeryng, tenant in chief of the 
late king, puts in her place Ralph de Wylyngham and Edmund de 
Herlethorp to seek her dower. 

To William Trussel, escheator beyond Trent. Order to permit John de 
Britannia, earl of Richmond, to have respite until Christmas for his homage, 
as the king has granted such respite to the earl, who is 5-taying in parts 
beyond sea in his service. By K. 

The like to Simon de Grrymmesby, escheator this side Trent. 

To Maurice son of Thomas. The king wrote to him recently informing 
him of his accession and requesting him to aid Thomas le fitz Johan, earl 
of Kildare, justiciary of Ireland, in the execution of that office; the king is 
now informed that Maurice has hitherto refused to be intendent to or to obey 
the justiciary, although other magnates and nobles of that land obey and 
are intendent to him ; the king wonders at this the more because he had 
greater confidence in Maurice's faithfulness and good-will, and he therefore 
again orders and enjoins him, considering his allegiance and the peril that 
may arise from wilfully contemning it, to study so to be intendent and to obey 
the justiciary without delay and to assist him in those things that relate to 
the good government of that land and the repulse of the king's enemies 
there that the king's peace may remain unbroken by his protection and that 
the king mav experience his good-will to him and his subjects in good 
work. ' By K. & C. 

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;]327. Membrane 21d — cont. 

The like to the following : 

John de Binnynghain, earl of Loathe. 

James le Botiller. 

Maurice de Rocheford. 

John Power, baron of Donill. [Ibid.] 

July 17. Thomas de Lathegrayne acknowledges that he owes to Ralph Chivaler, 

Durham. clerk, 100s. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels 
in CO. York. 

John de Heselarton, clerk, acknowledges tiiat he owes to Geoffrey le 
Scrop 25 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in co. York. 

Cancelled on payment. 
The said John acknowledges that he owes to Robert de Lascy 200 marks ; 
to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. York. 

Cancelled on payment. 

Enrolment of grant from Robert de Lascy and Ellen his wife to John de 
Hotlium, bishop of Ely, of their manor of Kelyngthorp for the term of 
their lives. Witnesses: Sir John de Heselarton, Sir Thomas de Boulton, 
knights; William de Denum; Richard de Akleburgh ; Nicholas de Septem 
Vallibns ; William de Redcnesse ; Robert de Ravenfeld, clerk. Dated at 
York, 10 July, 1 Edward ITL 

Memorandum., that Robert and Ellen came into chancery at York, on 
17 July, and acknowledged the above deed. 

Enrolment of indenture witnessing that whereas Sir John de Heselarton, 
knight, is bound to Robert de Lascy in 200 marks by recognisance in 
chancery, the said Robert grants that this recognisance shall be annulled if 
Sir John de Hothum, bishop of Ely, or Sir John son of Peter de Hothum, 
his nephew, before the Nativity of St. Mary make estate to him and Ellen 
his wife of 10 marks of land or rent yearly for their lives, to be received in 
the manors of Thorpe Costantyn, co. Stafford, or Bondeby, co. Lincoln, or 
in one of the said manors to be chosen by Robert. Dated at York 
yEverwyk), on Saturday before St. Margaret, 1 Edward III. French. 

Memorandum., that Robert came into chancery at York, on 17 July, and 
acknowledged the aforesaid deed. 

July 12. To Bartholomew de Biirghasse, constable of Dover castle and warden of 

TopcliflFe. the Cinque Ports, or to him who supplies his place at Dover. Order to 

permit the abbot of Jervaulx, who is going to his chapter-general at Citeaux, 

to cross the sea from that port with 20/. for the expenses of himself and his 

household. 



Membrane 20d. 

July 16. Robert de Babbethorp and Ralph his son acknowledge that they owe to 

TopclifFe. Boniface de Peruchiis and John Junctyn, merchants of the society of the 

Peruzzi of Florence, 12/. 13.y. 4</. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of 

their lands and chattels in co. York. 

John Roscelyn acknowledges that he owes to the aforesaid Boniface and 
John 44s. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in 
CO. York. 

July 3. To W. archbishop of Canterbury. Whereas the Scots have broken the 

Aldwark. truce between the late king and them, and have refused to treat with the 

king's envoys for peace and sufferance, and have entered the realm, and, as 

the king learns for certain, propose to have all their power near Carlisle on 



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1327. Membrane ^Od — cont. 

Tuesday before St. Margaret next to attack and besiege that city and other 
oastJes and fortresses in the realm, and the king has caused his army to be 
assembled for the defence of his realm, and has gone to the north with his 
army, and he wills, whilst he is staying in the marches of Scotland, to have 
a treaty by the archbishop, W. archbishop of York, and J. bishop of Ely, 
his chancellor, upon the affairs touching him and his estate and the defence 
of the realm, at Lincoln, on Monday after the Assumption next, with the 
prelates, magiiatei?, and proceres, and the clergy and people of the realm : 
he orders the arclibishop to be present in person at that day and place to 
hold, together with the said archbishop and bishop, the aforesaid treaty in 
the king's name, and to give his council with the other prelates, magnates, 
and proceres upon the afTairs aforesaid, summoning the prior of Christ 
Church, Canterbury, and the archdeacons of his diocese to be present at the 
said day and place, and the chapter of the said church and the clergy of his 
diocese to attend by proctors. 

Vacated, because \^the icrits^ ivere restored, and are otherwise below. 

The like to the archbishop of York and the bishop of Ely, ^mutatis 
mutandis.' 

To J. bishop of Chichester. Summons to attend the aforesaid treaty. 

The like to H. bishop of Lincoln, J. bishop of Carlisle, L. bishop of 
Durham, W. bishop of Norwich,* S. bishop of London, R. bishop of Coven- 
try and Lichfield, H. bishop of Rochester, J. bishop of Winchester, A. 
bishop of Hereford, or his vicar-general, R. bishop of Salisbury, T. bishop 
of Worcester, J. bishop of Bath and Wells, J. bishop of Llandaff, A. {sic) 
bishop of St. Asaph, D. bishop of St. Davids, the bishop of Bangor, J. {sic) f 
bishop of Norwich, or his vicar-general, the bishop being in remote parts, 
the keeper of the spiritualities of the bishopric of Exeter, etc. 

[ Vacated as above.'] 

To the abbot of Westminster. Summons to attend the aforesaid treaty. 

The like to eighteen other abbots \_as in ' Report on Dignity of a 
Peer: iv. 376]. 

To Thomas, earl ef Norfolk. Summons to attend the aforesaid treaty. 

The like to five earls and forty-seven others [as in ' Report,' iv. 377, 
omitting William la Zouche of Richard's Castle, and adding Edmund 
Deynecourt and Giles de Bello Campo J]. 

To Walter de Norwyco. Summons to attend the aforesaid treaty. 

The like to eighteen others [as in ' Report,' iy. S78, with addition of 
Edmund Passelewe §, Master Robert de Norton §, Adam de Lymbergh, 
William de Ilerlaston, and Adam de Brom]. 

[ Vacated as above.] 

July 2. To the sheriff of York. Order to cause two knights of that shire, two 

Overtop. citizens from every city, and two burgesses from every borough of that 
county to be chosen to attend the aforesaid treaty. 

[ Vacated as above.] 
The hke to all the sheriffs of England. 

To Bartholomew de Burghersh, constable of Dover castle and warden of 
the Cinque Ports. Older to cause two barons from each of the ports to be 
chosen to attend the above treaty. 

[ Vacated as above.] 
July 3. To W. archbishop of Canterbury. Summons to attend at the aforesaid 

Aldwark. day and place to hold the said treaty, and order to warn the priors and 

* Underlined (for deletion in preparing subsequent enrolment ?). 

f Added in different coloured ink. 

X Deynecourt's name is underlined, with the marginal note quia mortuus est, and 
de Bello Campo's name is run through, probably for preparation of list of 7 August. 
[Memb. 16d.] 

!^ Underlined. 



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]^327. Membratie 2Qd — cont. 

deans of cathedral churches and archdeacous of his province to be present in 
person at the said day, and the chapters of catliedral churches and the clergy 
of each diocese to attend by proctors respectively, as the king, who has 
ordered each bishop to make the like warning in liis diocese, does not 
wish the affairs aforesaid to be delayed for want of such warning. By K. 
The like to the archbi.shop of York. 

Vacated, because [the lorW] loas restored. 

July 29. Henry de Stretford, parson of the church of Severnestoke, diocese of 

Haydon. Worcester, acknowledges that he owes to John de Wodehous, clerk, 20s. Ad. ; 

to be levied, in default of ])ayuient, of his lands and chattels in co. 

Worcester. 

Cancelled on payment. 

Philip de Lyle, parson of the church of Cavendissh, diocese of Norwich, 
acknowledges that he owes to William de Clinton, knight, 100 marks ; to be 
levied, in default of payment, of his lands, chattels, and ecclesiastical goods 
in CO. Suffolk. 



Membrane 19c?. 

July 10. To John de Bousser, Gilbert de Toutheby and John de Cantebrigge. 

Topclifle. Order to proceed to take the assize of novel disseisin arramed before them 
by David son of Alice de Caunton against Mary, late the wife of Aymer de 
Valencia, late earl of Pembroke, and others named in the original writ con- 
cerning tenements in Periton and Kemyton, and to proceed to render judg- 
ment therein with all speed, notwithstanding the king's late order not to 
proceed to render judgment without cousulting him, which order he made 
because Mary alleged before them that the late king by his chaiter, which 
she produced, gave the tenements, to wit the manor of Peryton, to the said 
Aymer, and that they were assigned to her in dower. By K. 

July 15. To the bailiffs of the city of Hereford. Notification that the king excuses 

Durham. them from choosing and sending to him on horseback armed men from that 

city for the defence of the realm against the Scots, ordering them to cause 

the city to be kept safely by the men of the city. By K. 

Enrolment of deed of Thomas de Fryvill, witnessing that, whereas Robert 
de Lascy and Ellen his wife have granted to John de Hothum, bishop of 
Ely, for the term of their lives the manor of Kelingthorp, which they lately 
held of Thomas for their lives at a yearly rent of 11., Thomas hereby grants 
that the bishop and his assigns may hold the manor for the said term at 
the aforesaid rent, quit of all other service, and he undertakes to quit the 
bishop of all services due to the lord of Dtiffeld from the aforesaid manor. 
Dated at York, on Sunday before St. Margaret the Virgin, 1327. Wit- 
nesses : Sir John de Heselarton, Sir Roger de Somervill, Sir Geoffrey de 
Saucto Quintino, knights; Simon de Hugate, Thomas Dreng. 

Memorandum, that Thomas came into chancery at York, on the said day, 
and acknowledged the above deed, 

July 18. John de Bernak acknowledges that be owes to William de Bernak and 

Durham. Nicholas de Bernak 20/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands 
and chattels in co. York. 

• — John de Boyland, knight, puts in his place Geoffrey de Forde to defend 

the execution of a recognisance for 80/. made by him in chancery to John 

de Vienna. 

86079. O 



210 



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]^327. Membrane \9d — cont. 

The abbot of Fecamp in Normandy puts in his place James de Kynojeston 
and John de Pokelington, clerks, in a suit before the king in chancery 
between Stephen Aleyn, citizen and merchant of London, and the aforesaid 
abbot, for the abbot to shew cause why execution should not be made of an 
arrest adjudged against him in the late king's chancery for the goods and 
chattels of the abbot and of men and merchants of his lordship in England. 

The same abbot puts the said James and John in his place in a suit 
before the king in chancery between John de Barton and the abbot, to shew 
cause Avhy execution should not be made of an arrest adjudged in like 
manner. 

Thomas de Grymstede and Richard Daneseve put in their place William 
de Emeldon, John de Briggewater and Nicholas de Ledrede to sue in 
chancery for their purparties of the lands that belonged to John Giffard of 
Brymmesfeld. 

John Lestrange puts in his place Richard Spigurnel and Theobald Poleyn 
to sue in chancery for his purparty of the said lands. 

James Daudele, a minor in the king's wardship, puts in his place his 
keepers, to wit Robert de Prestbury ami Roger du Free, to sue in chancery 
for his purparty of the said lands. — The chancellor received the keepers. 

July 20. .John de Ripariis of Lovershale, Laurence de Coupemanthorp of co, York, 

Tudhoe. and William de Hirthington of co. Cambridge acknowletlge that they owe 

to the king 12 marks; to be levied, in default of payment, of their lands 

and chattels in co. York. 

Memorandum, that this recognisance was made for having the marriages 

of Elizabeth, Eleanor, Isabella, and Alice, daughters and heiresses of 

Robert de Wolerington, tenant in chief of the late king, and of Margery, 

late the wife of the said Robert. 

July 18. To John de Stonore and his fellows, justices to take assizes in co. Wilts 

Durham. and Southampton. Order to adjourn the assizes of novel disseisin arramed 
before them by Richard de Stapeldon against Oliver de Ingham and John 
son of Robert de Ingham concerning tenements in Westdoene and Estode- 
ford, until a time when Oliver may have returned from Gascony, where he 
is now staying in the king's service. By K. & C. 

Henry de Mustiers acknowledges that he owes to William de Mustiers, 
parson of the chui'ch of Kirtelington, 100 marks ; to be levied, in default of 
payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Nottingham. 

Cancelled on payment, acknowledged by William, before Thomas de 
Sibthorp, clerk. 

To Bartholomew de Burgherssb, constable of Dover castle and warden 
of the Cinque Ports, or to him who supplies his place in the port of Dover. 
Order to permit the abbot of Whallay, who is going to the cha|>ter-general 
of his order at Citeaux by the king's licence, to cross to parts beyond sea 
from that port, with 20/. for the expenses of himself and his household. 

To Peter Foun. Order to bring into chancery to be cancelled the king's 
commission to him of the custody of the lands that belonged to Robert de 
Wolryngton, tenant in chief of the late king, in the king's hands by reason 
of the minority of Elizabeth, Eleanor, Isabella, and Alice, Robert's 
daughters and heiresses, during their minority, together with their 
marriages, as the king has caused the commission to be revoked because he 
was circumvented in making the demise. The king wills that Peter shall 
be discharged of the fine of 10 marks for the commission. By C. 

July 23. William de Pleseleye of Shelford, ' taillour,' acknowledges that he owes to 

Auckland. Benedict de Normanton, clerk, 30s. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of 
his lands and chattels in co. Nottinahamv 



July 22. 
Auckland. 



July 18. 
Durham. 



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William de Osgodby, parson of the church of Haversham, and Robert de 
Osgodby, his brother, acknowledge that they owe to Hugh son of Ralph de 
Turvill of Norman ton 46/. 135. 4c?. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of 
their lands and chattels in co. York. 

Hugh son of Ralph de Turvill of Normanton acknowledges that he owes 
to Robert de Osgodby and William his brother 100 marks ; to be levied, ia 
default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Leicester. 

July 28. Brother Thomas Larcher, prior of the Hospital of St. John of Jerusalem 

Haydon. in England, acknowledges that he owes to Master Byndus de Bandinellis, 
parson of the church of Havont, 1,860/. ; to be levied, in default of pay- 
ment, of his lands, chattels, and ecclesiastical goods in co. Lincoln. 

Cancelled on payment. 

Enrolment of deed of Bindus de Bandinellis, rector of the church of 
Havonte, granting that the aforesaid recognisance shall be cancelled upon 
payment of 930/. at terras specified. Dated at York, on Tuesday 28 July, 
1327. 

Memorandum, that Bindus came into chancery at York, on the said day, 
and acknowledged the above deed. 

Aug. 1. To the burgesses and men of the town of St. Edmunds. Prohibition of 

Stanhope, their doing anything to the breach of the king's peace or to the grievance 
of the abbot and convent of St. Edmunds hereafter, under pain of forfeiture 
of their bodies and goods, as the king, upon learning of the disputes 
between the abbot and convent and them and that both parties made 
assemblies of men-at-arms, inhibited by divers writs the abbot and convent 
and the burgesses aud men from doing so, and received the abbey and town 
into his hands and protection, committing the custody of the same to John 
de Tendryng and Ralph de Bockyng, and afterwards enjoined the burgesses 
and men and the abbot and convent to send to him proctors to treat and 
agree upon reform of peace in the premises, and a,lthough the king, upon 
the appearance of the abbot and convent by their proctors and the burgesses 
and men by two burgesses of the town, their proctors, before him and his 
council, strictly enjoined the said burgesses, in the name of all and singular 
of the town, that none of them should presume to attempt aught to the 
disturbance of the king's pence or the grievance of the abbot and convent, 
under pain of forfeiture of all that they might forfeit, nevertheless the bur- 
gesses and men liave, whilst the king is, as they know, in the marches of 
Scotland with his army, beaten and wounded certain men and servants of 
the abbot and convent, and have taken and imprisoned some of them, detain- 
ing them in prison until they made fines, and have mowed the meadows of 
the abbot and convent, and have felled their trees, fished in their ponds, 
and carried away the fish, trees, and grass, and other goods and chattels of 
the abbot and convent to the value of 200/., notwithstanding the prohibition 
aforesaid. The king does not intend refraining from proceeding with rigour 
against them for their offences aforesaid according to their demerits. 



Membrane ISrf. 

July 26. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause Joan de 

Haydon. Bohun of Kylpec, sister and heiress of Alan Plokenet, to have respite until 

All Saints next for all debts due to the exchequer. By K. 

Aug. 3. To William Trussel, escheator beyond Trent. Whereas the king lately 

Stanhope, granted to John Darcy 'le neveu,' in consideration of his good service, the 

o 2 



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CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1327. 



June 26. 

Tudhoe. 



Membrane 18rf — coni. 

custody of the manors of Akleby and Folseliam, co. Norfolk, which were in 
the king's hands by reason of the miuority of William, son and lieir of 
Hawisia, one of the daughters and heiresses of William le Mareschal, tenant 
in chief of the late king, a minor in the king's wardship, to have during the 
king's pleasure as of the value of 200 marks yearly, until the king should 
provide him with lands of the value of 100/. yearly for life, to have for his 
stay Avith the king; and afterwards, because it was found by the late king's 
rolls of chancerv that the late king assiofned to Ela, late the wife of John le 
Mareschal, tenant in chief of the late king, in dower among other fees of 
the said John, one knight's fee in Aldeliy, in the aforesaid county, which 
Joan, iate the wife of William Rosselyn, held, which Joan is now dead, the 
fee being of the yearly value of IOO5., the king ordered the escheator to 
deliver to Robert son of Payn, who married the said Ela, and to Ela the 
lands that the aforesaid Joan held of them by reason of Ela's dower, and" 
the issues received therefrom by the escheator ; and John Darcy has now 
given the king to understand that although the said William le Mareschal 
acquired the manor of Aldeby from Thomas de Kerdeston, to have after the 
death of William Rosselyn and Joan, long before the assignment of the 
aforesaid dower, to him and his heirs by fine levied in the late king's court, 
by reason whereof the custody of that manor ought to pertain to the king 
by reason of the said heir's minority, nevertheless the escheator has 
delivered the manor to Robert and Ela by pretext of the order aforesaid ; 
whereat the king wonders : he orders the escheator to make inquisition 
Avhether William acquired the manor as alleged by John, and when he 
acquired it, and whether it is held of the king or of Kobert and Ela by 
reason of the assignment of dower aforesaid, and if of the king, by what 
service, and whether the manor ought to remain to the aforesaid VVilliam 
son of Hawi:^ia by virtue of the tine aforesaid, and whether the custody 
thereof ought to pertain to the king by reason of the heir's miuority, and 
wh;tt is the heir's age; and if he find that the manor is held of the kinp, 
and that the custody thereof ought to pertain to the king by reason of the 
heir's minority, he is tlien to resume the manor into the king's hands, and 
to deliver it, together with any issues thereof, to the said John, and to warn 
Robert and Ela to come to chancery to prosecute any right they may have 
therein, if they think lit. 

Master Richard de Haveryngg', canon of St. Peter's church, York, 
acknowledges that he owes to Master Robert de Ripplingham, chancellor of 
the same church, 50 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his 
lands and chattels in co. Wilts. 

Cancelled on payment. 

To the sheriff of Salop. Order to cause diligent search and exploration 
to be made throughout his whole bailiwick for James Turmyn and others 
of his confederacy, and to take and imprison them, so that they be not 
delivered without the king's special order, as the king understands that James 
and certain others of his confederacy, who lately went to Scotland in the 
company of Donald de Mar, the king's enemy and rebel, have now returned 
to this realm, and are going through the sheriff's bailiwick to ihe marches 
of Wales to do and procure the doing of what evils they can against the 
king and his subjects. 

Tlie like to the mayor of Shrewsbury. 



Aug. 1. 



Stanhope, noun 



Membrane l7d. 

To Thomas Tregoz, .John de Stonore, John de Ifeld and John Dauber- 

Oi'der to make perambulations in the king's forests in co. Surrey, 

' -^ '■ ' • " ''all 



.according to the king's appointment of them by letters patent, with 



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1327. Membrane l7d — cont. 

speed, notwithstanding any inquisitions made in the lime of Edwai'd I., and 
to send the perambulations to be made by them into chancery before Christ- 
mas, iu accordance with the said appointment, as it is now shewn to the 
king by the community of the county that, althougli the said Thomas, John, 
Jolin, and Jolin have caused inquisitions to be made concerning the metes 
and bounds of the fcrests in that county by virtue of the said appointment, 
nevertheless they have deferred making perambulations according to the 
metes and bounds in the said inquisitions by pretext of certain inquisitions 
of the metes and bounds made in the time of Edward I., wherefore the com- 
munity have prayed the king to apply a remedy. The king wills, however, 
that the perambulations to be thus made shall not be put into execution before 
they are returned into chancery and before the inquisitions thus taken in the 
time of Edward I. have been examined, and until what shall seem fit have 
been done by the king's counsel. 

July 26. To Robert de Wodhous, keeper of the wardrobe. Onler to audit the 

H-iydoD. account of Robert Ingram, sheriff of Nottingham and Derby, of his costs 
and expen.ses about the buying of certain victuals for the Scotch war and 
about the carriage of the same, and if he find that Robert expended 100/. 
in this behalf, he is ordered to cause him to be discharged of 100/. that he 
received from the keeper as imprest of the wardrobe to make provision of 
the said victuals, and to cause Robert's letters obligatory of the receipt of 
the same to be restored to him, a'^ the sheriff has prayed the king to cause 
him to be discharged of the said 100/., because he bought and provided the 
victuals as directed and delivered them to the sheriff of York by the king's 
order. 

Aug. 5. Ralph de Yarewell, par.«!on of the church of Coton near Newark, acknow- 

Stauhope. ledges that he owes to Walter de Yarewell, prebendary of Barneby in 
St. Peter's church, York, and to Gilbert de Yarewel), parson of the church 
of Geiford, 50 marks; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chnttels in co. Nottingham. 
July 22. To the sheriff of Nottingham. Order to take Thomas Basely of Radclif 

Hiiydon. and Walter de Bukton, his servant, John sou of Thomas de Radclif, 
Geoffrey de Hoverynghara, William de Seleston, Robert de Polevile, 
William Pymme, Robert Kay, Thomas son of Ralph de Clifton, Simon 
de Folevile, Thomas de Willeye, Thomas son of Ttiomas de Radclif, and 
Robert Jorz of Gedolyng, and to cause them to be kept safely in prison, so 
that they be not delivered thence without the king's special order, taking with 
him, if need be, the posse of the county, and to certify the king from time 
to time of his proceedings, as the king understands that the aforesaid men 
wander about in divers counties with a multiiude of malefactors, beating, 
wounding, and maiming men in cities, boroughs, market towns, markets 
and f;dr?, and other public and private places, slaying some of them, etc., 
committing homicii'es, robberies, etc. 

July 26. To the bailiffs of Scardeburgh. Order to cause a ship laden with her- 

Hajdon. rings and other wares of Peter Haynson's of Brele, a merchant of the lord- 
ship of the count of Hainauli, to be released, toa;etiier with the said herrings 
and wares, and to be delivered to tho said Peter, in accordance with the king's 
previous order, issued upon Peter's com[)laint thai the bailiffs had arrested 
his ship and cargo without reasonable cause, they having signified to the 
king that they did not arrest the ship, and that the burgesses of Scarde- 
burgh claim by their charters to take distraints (namiare) for their debts, 
and that one Adam Beaufrount, their fellow-burgess, executor of tlie 
will of Adam Beaufrount, his father, distrained {namiavit) the said ship 
with the herrings and other wares aforesaid for a debt of 11. due to his 
father for a loan from William son of John, Peter son of Hugh, John son 
of William, and other neighbours of theirs of Brele, and that the ship was 



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arrested for this reason and for uo other, which reason the king deems 
insufficient. 

Memorandum, that on Wednesday before St. Peter ad Vincula, 1 Ed- 
ward III., before the king's council, in the palace of W. archbishop of 
York, wherein queen Isabella was loclfred, in the presence of the archbisliop 
and of J. bishop of Ely, the chancellor, and H. bishop of Lincoln, the 
treasurer, and J. bishop of Winchester, Geoffrey le Scrop and others of the 
king's council, Nicholas de Langeton, mayor of the city of York, and 
Nicholas de Sexdecim Vallibus, the ch'.rk of the city, sought in person from 
the archbishop that he would cause his place called 'the old bailey' to be 
kept at his charge against the Scots, in the same way as they cause the 
walls of the city to be kept, asserting that he and his predecessors were 
wont to keep and guard that place in time of war in the past; and the 
archbishop asserted that the mayor and community of York hold the city of 
the king at perpetual fcrm, to be kept at their peril both in time of war 
and in peace, no place within the city being excepted, to wit neither the 
bailey aforesaid nor any other place, and that the bailey is parcel of the 
city aforesaid and is within the ditches of the city, and that he is not bound 
to keep it, and that his predecessors were not wont to keep it, but that upon 
another occasion, by reason of the great peril then threatening the city, he 
caused that i)lace to be enclosed, and placed certain men for the defence of 
the same during the peril, and concerning thi,-; an indenture was made 
between the archbishop and the mayor and bailiffs and community of the city, 
containing that what the archbishop had thus done of his liberality and 
grace should not prejudice him or his successors in the future, and should 
not be drawn into a precedent ; and the mayor and clerk did not deny the 
f-aid indenture, but s.aid that the place aforesaid is not parcel of the city or 
within the ditclies of the city, but that the ditches about the said place are 
the archbishop's own ditches, and th.it the mayor and community of the city 
have not to intermeddle with that place in any way, and that the arch- 
bishop and his successors ought to keep the place at their peril and [that he 
and his predecessors] were wont to keep it at all times past. And after- 
wards the archbishop, because the premises could not be then discussed and 
determined, said that he would p'ace some of his men to keep the said place 
upon this occasion, because of the stay of the queen and her son and 
daughters within tlie city; provided that, if peril should threaten the 
city from the Scots, the mayor and men of the city shall ordain for the 
defence of that place with his men, as for the defence of the other places 
of the city, as shall seem fit ; provided also that what he thus does of his 
grace at this time for the afoi-esaid reason shall not prejudice him or his 
successors in future. And the mayor and clerk granted that they will 
ordain concerninp: the custody of the said place with the archbishop's 
men, if great peril shall threaten, as shall seem best for the security of tl»e 
city, and that what the archbishop thus does shall not prejudice him or his 
church or his succef-sors hereafter; saving the mayoi' and citizens their 
claim in this behalf when they will speak concerning it. [Fiedera.] 

• Geoffrey Lescrop puts in his place John de Totehill and William de 

Welyngovere, clerk, to prosecute a recognisance for 200/. made to him and 

John de Cherleton, citizen of London, in chancery by brother John de 
Miton, abbot of Byland. 

Aug. 8. Elizabeth, late the wife of William de Wessington, acknowledges that 

Durham. she owes to the prior of AVatton 20/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of 
her lands and chattels in co. York. 

Aug. 9. William de Laysingcroft acknowledges that he owes to William de 

Durham. Hillum, clerk, 40 marks; to be levied, in default of payjnent, of his lands 
and chattels in co. York, 



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Aug. 12. 
Durham. 



Aug. 8. 
Stanhope. 



Aug. 14. 
York. 



Aug. 12. 
York. 



Membrane \7d — cont. 

Thomas le Deyster of Tamworth, chaplain, and John his brother acknow- 
ledge that they owe to Master Henry de Clif, clerk, 55 marks ; to be 
levied, in default of payment, of their lands and chattels in co. Warwick. 

Cancelled on payment. 

William Bret of Swynton acknowledges that he owes to Master Roger 
de Heselarton, the elder, clerk, 40/.; to be levied, in default of payment, 
of his lauds and chattels in co. York. 

GreofPrey de Shaplegh acknowledges that he owes to John de Sancto 
Paulo, clerk, and Peter de Clyf 100«. ; to be levied, in default of payment, 
of his lands and chattels in co. Devon. 

Cancelled on payment. 

William de Chyvereston, knight, acknowledges that he owes to Master 
Henry de Clif 10 mai'ks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands 
and chattels in co. Devon. — John de Crosseby received the acknowledgment. 

Cancelled on payment. 

To Bartholomew de Burghassh, constable of Dover castle and warden of 
the Cinque Ports, or to him who supplies his place. Order to cause 
proclamation to be made prohibiting any one, under pain of forfeiture, 
attempting anything against the men of the king of France in the parts of 
Normandy or elsewhere whereby matter of war or dispute between the king 
and the king of France may arise, as the king is given to understand that 
divers men of those ports are preparing shipping to cross to Normandy and 
elsewhere in the lordship of the king of France to commit evil deeds and 
destruction there. [Foedera.l 

Richard de Hodeleston, knight, acknowledges that he owes to Humphrey 
de Littelbiry, knight, 201. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his 



lands and chattels in co. 



Lancaster. 
Cancelled on payment. 



Edward de Monte Heremerii acknowleges that he owes to Master Henry 
de Clyf 100,y. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels 
in CO. W^ilts. 

Cancelled on payment. 

Geoffrey de Cornwaill, knight, acknowledges that he owes to Otto de 
Bodrigan, knight, 100 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his 
lands and chattels in co. Essex. 

Cancelled on payment. 

Memorandum, that on Sunday the morrow of the Assumption, the abbot 
of Louth Park, of the Cistercian order, sent to the chancery at York, by 
brother Robert de Markby, his fellow-monk, a bay {baiardum) horse to 
carry tlie rolls of chancery, as requested by the king ; which horse Robert 
delivered to Theobald Portjoie, to be kept for the purpose aforesaid at the 
lodging of Master Henry de Clif, keeper of the rolls of chancery. 

To the prior of St. Mary of La Charite. Brother Walter de Duluydz, 
late prior of Bermunde-eye, has come to the king and shewn to him that 
whereas he lately obtained the priory of Bermundeseye by the promotion of 
the said prior of La Charite, and held the same for a long time. Master 
Robert de Baldok, then the late king's chancellor, falsely and maliciously 
charged upon Walter that he was of the quarrel of Thomas, late earl of 
Lance.ster, to puisne Hugh le Despenser, and that he had harboured in 
tiie priory Peter de Monte Martini, Percival de Arenton and James 
{Jakeminum), his brother, who, it was said, had conspired for the death of 
Robert by reason of the said quarrel, and Robert caused Walter to be taken 
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imprisonment, resigned the priory .ind promised to go out of the realm with 
all speed ; under which pretext Walter was amoved from the priory and 
another was substituted in his place, although he protested as much as he 
was able that his resignation had been made by him under coercion and not 
spontaneously. As it was ordained in the late parliament at Westminster 
that all persons who were of the said quarrel shall be restored to tlieir 
possessions and things from which they were removed by reason of the 
quarrel, the king, considering the good behaviour of Walter, who laboured 
watchfully and dilisently about the relief of the estate of the priory when 
he had the rule thereof, requests the prior of La Charite to restore Walter 
to his possession of the aforesaid priory, according to the said statute, 
having consideration of the fact that Walter at the time of the resignation 
was in prison and in the hands of those from whom he could not escape 
unless he obeyed their will in all things. The prior of La Charite is 
enjoined to conduct himself so in this behalf that it shall not behove the 
king to ordain another remedy through his default. The king hopes that 
the estate of the priory of Bermundeseye, which is impoverished and 
wasted for want of good government, will be improved by Walter's prudence 
and will receive wholesome increase. The prior of La Charite is desired 
to write back by the bearer hereof what he will cause to be done in this 
matter. 



Membrane 16 J. 

Aug. 17. llichard Waleys acknowledges that he owes to William de Kyme 400/.; 

York. to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. York. 

Cancelled on payment. 

llichard Waleys, knight, acknowledges that he owes to William de Kyme, 
knight, 300/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels 
in CO. York. 

William de Kyme, knight, acknowledges that he owes to Nicholas Fouk, 
citizen and merchant of York, 200/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of 
his lands and chattels ui co. York. 

Enrolment of agreement witnessing that whereas William de Kyme, 
knight, is bound to Nicholas Fouck, citij;en and merchant of York, in 200/. 
by recognisance in chancery, Nicholas hereby grants thai the recognisance 
shall be cancelled upon payment of 141/., by instalments at dates stated in 
the agreement, in St. Martin's church in Mikelgate, York. Dated at York, 
17 August, 1 Edward III. 

Memorandum, that Nicholas came into chancery at York, on the said 
day, and acknowledged the above deed. 

Aug. 7. To W. archbi.shop of Canterbury. Summons to attend a parliament at 

Stanhope. Lincoln on the moitow of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross next, to treat 
and give his counsel with the king, or with persons deputed by the king in 
case the king be prevented from being there, concerning the defence of the 
realm against the attacks of the Scots and concerning other affairs touching 
the king and the estate of the realm, as the Scots have, as the archbishop 
knows, refiised to treat with the king's envoys lately sent to the Scotch 
marches for peace, and have broken the truce concluded in the late king'.s 
time, and have entered the realm many times, wherefor the king collected 
his army and went to the north and pursued them, and they have es^caped 
like beaten men by night from Stanhop park, wherein they were surrounded 
as far as possible by the king and his army, and have returned home, some of 
thein being pursued and slain by those of the king's army, and the king is now 



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1327. Membrane \Qd — cont. 

jjiven to understand that they are proposing to gather together again and 
invade the realm. The archbishop is ordered to summon the prior of 
his church of Canterbury, and the archdeacons of his diocese to be present 
at the said day and place, and the chapter of the said church and the clergy 
of his diocese to attend by proctors. By K. 

[Rep. Dignity of Peer, iv. .376 ; Fccdera.] 

The like to the archbishop of York, sixteen bishops, and to the bishops 
of NoiTvich and Hereford or their vicars-general, the bishops being absent 
in remote parts, and to the keeper of the spiritualities of the bishopric of 
Exeter. \^Rep. Dign. of Peer.'] 

The like to the abbot of Westminster. [^Ibid.] 

The like to eighteen abbots. \^Ibid.'\ 

To Thomas, earl of Norfolk and marshal of England. Summons to 
attend the said parliament. [/6/rf.] 

The like to five earls and forty-six others. [Z^erf.] 

To the sheriff of York. Order to cause two knights of that shire, two 
citizens from every city and two burgesses from every borough of that 
county to be chosen to attend the aforesaid parliament. [/6jc?.] 

The like to all the sheriffs of England. [^Ibid.'] 

To Bartholomew de Burgherssh, constable of Dover castle and warden of 
the Cinque Ports. Order to cause two barons from each of the ports to be 
chosen to attend the aforesaid parliament. \_Ibid.'] 

To W. archbishop of Canterbury. Summons to attend the aforesaid 
parliament, and order to warn the priors and deans of cathedral churches 
and the archdeacons of his province to be present in person at the said day, 
and the chapters of cathedral churches and the clergy of each diocese of his 
province to attend by two proctors respectively, as the king, who has ordered 
Oiich bishop to make the like warning in his diocese, does not wish the 
affairs aforesaid to be delayed for want of such warning. \_Ibid.'] 

The like to the archbishop of York. \_Ibid.'] 

Aug. 7. To Walter de Norwyco. Summons to attend the above parliament, 

Stanhope. to treat with others of the king's council. [/6?c?.] 
The like to thirteen others. [/6?c?.] 



Aug. 2.5. 
Pontefract. 



Sept. 1. 
NottingLam. 



Sept. 4. 
Kottingham. 



Membrane 15c?. 

Robert de Bretton acknowledges that he owes to John, bishop of Ely, 40*. ; 
to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. York. 

The abbot of St. Mary's, York, acknowledges that he owes to Henry de 
Percy 142/. 3s. J. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in co. York. 

\^Notes of payment of 100/.] 

To Bartholomew de Burgher.ssh, constable of Dover castle and warden 
of the Cinque Ports, or to him who supplies his place in the port of Dover. 
Order to permit the abbot of Westderham, who is going by the king's 
licence to his chapter-general at Premontre, to cross from that port with 
20 marks for the expenses of himself and his household. By K. 

The like in favour of the abbot of Hales Owayn, who is going to the 
same parts with four horses and 20 marks. 

To Roger de Mortuo Mari, justice of Wales, or to him who supplies his place. 
As the king understands that many malefactors and disturbers of his peace are 
wandering about in North Wales and South Wales, making confederacies and 
alliances and committing felonies, the king orders the justice to pursue all 



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1327. Membrane \bd — cont. 

such malefactors of whom evil suspicion is held, and to arrest them and to 
cause them to be kept in prison until farther orders, and to cause their 
lands, goods and chattels to be seized into his hands. By K. 

To the treasurer and barons of the (jxchequer. Order to cause Roger de 
Mortuo Mari of Wygemore to have respite until Whitsuntide next for the 
sums of money that he is bound to pay to the king at Michaelmas and 
Easter next for the extent of the lands of the inheritance of the heirs of 
Guy de Bello Campo, late earl of Warwick, John de Hastinges, and 
Nicholas Daudele, which Roger has of the king's grant until the heirs come 
of age, as the king has granted him this respite for the expenses sustained 
by him in the king's service in the north. By p.s. [1260.] 

Sept. 3. To the same. Order to cause Ralph Daubeny to have respite until 

Nottingham. Midsummer next for the 25/. I'is. 3d. exacted from him by summons of the 

exchequer for the debts of his ancestors, as the king has granted him such 

respite in consideration of his good service and for the expenses lately 

sustained by him whilst in the king's service in the north. By p.s. [1253.] 

Aug. 30. To W. count of Hainaidt, HoUaml, and Zeeland, and lord of Friesland. 

Kottiugham. The king has received complaint from Heniy Ic Palmere of Lincoln, citizen 
and merchant of London, and from divers other citizens of that city, and 
from Nicholas de Castre of Great Yarmouth that whereas Henry lately 
freighted a ship belonging to Nicholas called ' Ze Cristemesse'' of Great 
Yarmouth at Newcastle-on-Tyne, in the name of himself and the citizens 
aforesaid then with the king in the Scotch war, in order to carry divers 
victuals and other goods to Y^ork to make his profit thereof, certain male- 
factors of the towns of Cirisee, Caumfer, FIys.syngg', Merlande, Brele, 
Dordragh, and Le Newehaven in Zeeland, Armuth, Le Mase, Cacche, 
Cortekyn, and elsewhere in the count's lordship, having collected a number 
of ships of war at sea, entered by armed force the said ship, laden with the 
victuals and goods aforesaid, whilst sailing on the sea before the port of 
Hertelpole, the said Henry and Nicholas and the mariners of the ship 
escaping to land in a boat under fear of death, and the malefactors took and 
carried away the aforesaid ^^ctuals, to the value of 95/. \\s. Od., arms and 
other goods, of the said citizens, to the value of 100/., and two tuns of wine, 
price 6/., two lasts of hides, price 50/., four weighs (pondera) of tallow, 
price 40s., belonging to the said Henry, and also beds, robes, and other goods 
of the said Nicholas to the value of 50/., and they sank the ship and lier 
tackle, of the value of 100/. ; wherefore the said citizens and Nicholas have 
prayed the king to provide a remedy : the king therefor requests the count 
to hear the complaint of the said citizens and Nicholas, and to cause restitu- 
tion to be made to them of their goods, or suitable satisfaction therefor and 
for their ship aforesaid and for their damages in this behalf, so that it may 
not behove the king to provide them with another remedy, certifying the 
king of his proceedings in writing by the bearer hereof. [Poedera.] 

Sept. 6. Richard son of Robert de Belgrave acknowledges that he owes to the 

Nottingham, abbot of Leicester 20/. ; to be levied, in default of paym.ent, of his lands 

and chattels in co. Leicester. — The chancellor received the acknowledgment. 

Sept. 6. To W. count of Hainault, Holland, and Zeeland, and lord of Friesland. 

Nottingham. The king has received complaint fr(uo Geoffrey de Betele, Robert de la 
Chapelle of Ely, John de Walsyngham, Robert de Kettleston, John de 
Beke, and Walter Lamberdessone of Lenne that whereas they lately loaded 
at Lenne a sliip of the said Walter's called 'La Laurence' of Lenne, 
whereof Stephen de Waynflete was master, with divers goods and mer- 
chandise to the value of 400/., in order to carry the same thence to Newcastle- 
on-Tyne for the maintenance of the king and of his subjects then in the Scotch 
war, certain malefactors of the towns of Cirisee, Brele, Caunfer, Flissyng', 



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]|^327. Membrane \bd — cont. 

Merland, Dordragli, Stonebergh, and Le Newehavene in Zeeland, Armuth, 
Le Mase, Cache, Cortekyn, and elsewhere in the count's lordship entered 
the ship whilst sailing to Newcastle-on-Tyne by the sea-coast near Hertil- 
pole, and slew nine of the mariners and marchants in her, the o'hers 
escaping to land in a boat under fear of death, and the malefactors took and 
carried away the goods and merchandise aforesaid, and scuttled and sank 
the ship with her tackle ; wherefore the said merchants have prayed the 
king to provide a remedy: he therefore requests the count to hear their 
complaint, and to cause restitution to he made to them of their goods, or 
suitable satisfaction therefor and for their ship aforesaid and for their 
damages in this behalf, so that it may not behove the king to pro\'ide them 
with another remedy, certifying the king of his proceedings in writing by 
the bearer hereof. By C. 

The like to Charles, king of France, for the said merchants, for their 
goods aforesaid carried away by malefactors of the towns of Depe, Fecamp, 
Boloiane, and Waban in Normandy. 

Sept. 12. To John de Stonore, John de Bousser and William de Fulburn. Order 
Nottingham, to supersede until the treaty to be held at Lincoln on the morrow of the 
Exaltation of the Holy Cross next the taking of the assize of novel disseisin 
that Elizabeth, late the wife of John de Burgo, arramed before them 
against John de Handlo and others concerning a tenement in Stepelclaydon, 
the taking of which assize they superseded for certain reasons, as it appears 
by a deed of Hugh le Despenser, the elder, exhibited in chancery, that 
Hugh granted his manor of Stepelclaydon to the said John for life, so that 
the reversion of the manor pertains to the king by reason of Hugh's for- 
feiture ; so that the king may then cause to be done by counsel what he shall 
see fit according to law and custom. By C. 

Sept. 10. To W. archbishop of Canterbury. Order prohibiting him from aggriev- 
Nottingham. ing or hindering W. archbishop of York or the men of his household in 
going to Lincoln, staying there, or returning thence, the king having 
summoned the archbishop of York to attend the treaty to be held at Lincoln 
on the morrow of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross, as the king learns that 
the archbishop of Canterbury and his ministers intend disturbing the arch- 
bishop of York concerning the carrying of his cross in the province of 
Canterbury ; it having been agreed in parliament at York that each arch- 
bishop should attend parliaments and treaties in the other's province without 
hindrance from the archbishop of the province wherein they are held. 
\_Fcedera.'\ 

To the mayor and bailiffs of Lincoln. Order not to permit the archbishop 
of York or the men of his household to be aggrieved or annoyed in coining 
to the said city, staying therein, and returning thence. By K 

[Ibid.'] 

To the sheriff of Lincoln. Order to cause proclamation to be made pro- 
hibiting anyone annoying the archbishop ot York concerning the carrying 
of his cross or the men of household whilst within the sheriff's bailiwick, 
and to meet the archbishop when he shall come to that bailiwick, and to 
conduct him safely through the bailiwick. By K 

To the sheriff of Lincoln. Order to meet the archbishop when he shall 
come to the sheriff's baihwick, and to conduct him safely through the 
bailiwick. By K. 

Aug. 26. Nicholas de Hugate, provost of Beverley church, acknowledges that he 

York. owes to Master Richard de Cestre, canon in St. Peter's church, York, 
20 marks; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in 
CO. York. 

Cancelled on payment. 



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1327. 



Membrane 14rf. 

Enrolment of indenture made between Sir William de Kyme and Sir 
Richard Waleys at York, on 17 August, 1 Edward lit., witnessing that 
whereas Richard has made two reco<rnisances to Willitun in chancery, one 
for 400/. and the other for 300/., William grants that the recognisanr-e for 
the former sum shall be cancelled if Richard enfeoff Stephen, his son and 
heir, and Annora (^Anore), daughter of Robert de Umframvill, late earl of 
Anegos, of the manor of Burghwaleys before Christmas ne.Kt, to have to 
them and the heirs of their bodies, with reversion to Richard and his heirs, 
and if Richard do not alienate the manors of Neuton Waleys, Over 
Dunsford, and Nether Dnnsford, and do not divest himself of the manors 
hereafter, whereby Stephen and Annora or the heirs of their bodies shall 
be disturbed after Richard's death from entering and holding the said 
manors as of Stephen's inheritance. William also grants that the other 
recognisance shall be annulled if Richard pay to him the 200 marks that he 
received for the marriage of Stephen and Annora Avithin a year after 
Annora's death, in case she die within a year of the making of this inden- 
ture. Richard agrees that the recognisances shall remain in effect if he do 
not fulfil the conditions aforesaid. 

Memorandum, that William and Richard came into chancery at York, on 
the said day, and acknowledged the above deed. 

Enrolment of deed of Thomas de Waghyn of Beverley, witnessing receipt 
from Thomas Ughtred, knight, of 10 marks due to him by a recognisance 
made in the late king'.s chancery, which the said knight ought to have paid 
at Martinmas, 16 Edward II., and granting that the chancellor or the 
keeper of the rolls of chancery may withdraw and cancel the said recog- 
nisance when he may wish, although Thomas de Waghyn be not present. 
Dated at York, 18 August, 1 Edward III. 

Memorandum, that Thomas de Waghyn came into chancery at York, 
on the said day, and acknowledged the above deed. 

Aug. 20. Michael de Wath, parson of the church of Wath, diocese of York, 

York. acknowledges that he owes to Thomas de Baumburgh, parson of the church 
of Ovyngeham, 40/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands, 
chattels, and ecclesiastical <:oods in co. York. 

Cancelled on payment. 

Aug. 21. The prior of Holy Trinity, York, acknowledges that he owes to the abbot 

York. of St. Mary's, York, 26 marks 6*. 4c?. ; to be levied, in default of payment, 
of his lands and chattels in co. York. 

Robert de Riston acknowledges that he owes to the prior of Holy Trinity, 
York, 26 marks G*. "Sd. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands 
and chattels in co. York. 

Auo-. 22. Richard de Grey of Codenovere, knight, acknowledges that he owes to 

York. William Rydel, knight, 200/.; to be levied, in default of payment, of his 
lands and chattels in co. Derby. 

Enrolment of deed made at York, on 26 August, 1 Edward III., between 
Sir Richard de Grey, lord of Codenovere, knight, and Sir William Ridel, 
whereby Richard grants that the preceding recognisance shall be cancelled 
upon payment of 110/. 15*. Od. in St. Peter's church, York, at certain 
specified terms. 

Auo'. 18. To the sheriff of York. Whereas the king has taken into his special 

York. protection and safe conduct brother Leonard de Tibertis, of the Hospital of 
St. John of Jerusalem, prior of Venice, supplying the place of the grand 
master of the Hospital in England and Ireland, which Leonard lately came 
to England to visit the priories and places of the Hospital in England and 
Ireland, and to correct the things needing correction ; and the king is 



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2327. Membrane Hf/ — cont. 

informed that some persons, brothers of the Hospital and others, scheming 
to hinder tlie reformiilion of the estate of the Hospital and to avoid due 
correction, have eloigned the goods of the Hospital in divers ways out of 
the places of the district of the Hospital, and do not intend to obey the said 
brother Leonard duly: the king, wishing to assist Leonard in the execution 
of the premises out of confidence in his industry and in order that the estate 
of the Hospital, which is now miserably depressed, may be reformed, orders 
the sheritt'to go to Leonard when requested by him, and to cause the goods 
of the Hospital thus eloigned by the malice of the brethren or other 
ministers of the Hospital to be arrested, and lo cause the bodies of the 
brethren who shall be found rebellious to Leonard in executing his office to 
be arrested at Leonard's request, and to deliver the goods and bodies thus 
arrested to Leonard, so thnt he may dispose of the goods for the utility of 
the Hospital and may chastise the said rebels according to the rule of the 
order, and to aid and counsel Leonard in the premises. 
The like to all the sheriffs of England. 

Master Hugh de Warkneihby, treasurer of Holy Trinity church, 

Chichester, puts in his place John de Langeton, clerk, and Thomas de Thorp 

against Agnes, late the wife of Richard Jeudewyne and Robert Jeudewyne, 
executors of the will of Richard Jeudewyne, to prosecute the execution of a 
recognisance for 8 marks made to him in chancery by the aforesaid Richard. 

Sept. 5. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to permit Peter 

Nottingham, de Mauley to have respite until Martinmas next for all debts exacted from 

him by summons or estreat of the exchequer, as the king has granted to 

him this respite at the request of John de Ros, steward of his household. 

By p.s. [126G.] 

Sept. 5. To the bailiffs of Boston fair. The king learns from the complaint of 

Nottingham. Taldus Valorls and his fellows, merchants of the society of the Bardi of 
Florence, that whereas they, according to certain agreements made between 
the late king and them for the provision of certain spices and otlier things 
for his use, of which agreements the said king afterwards discharged them 
for certain reasons, received 400^. from the late king by the hands of 
Thomas de Urseflete {sic), then keeper of his great wardrobe, to make the said 
provision, and although they delivered to Thomas in the late king's name 
by indenture divers sorts of spices to tlie value of 200/. and are prepared to 
satisfy the king for what shall be found to be due to him by an account to 
be rendered, nevertheless the bailiffs have arrested wool and other goods of 
the said merchants in the .said fair at the prosecution of Thomas by reason 
of the said 400/., wherewith he asserts he is charged against the king, and 
for the damages that he alleges he has incurred by the deiention of the said 
400/.; wherefore the merchants have prayed the king to provide a remedy: 
the king, in consideration of the laudable services of the said merchants to 
liim and his father and because they have found security to answer to him 
for what shall be found to be due of the aforesaid sum, orders the bailiffs to 
release all wool, goods and wares of the said merchants arrested by them in 
tlie said fair and to deliver them to the nierchants, and not to make any 
arrest of the wool, goods and wares of the said merchants in their bailiwick 
hereafter for this cause, and not to permit any such arrest to be made 
without the king's special order, summoning the said Thomas to be in 
chancery on Thursday after the Exaltation of the Holy Cross next, which 
day the king has given to the merchants aforesaid, with indentures, letters, 
and other memoranda touching the premises. 

Sept. 8. To the keeper of the port of Dover. Order to permit brother Alexander 

Nottingham, do Ramneseye, canon of Barlynges, of the Premonstratensian order, who 

is going to his chapter-general at Premontre by the king's licence, to cross 



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]^327. Membrane 14(? — co7it. 

the sea from that port with his horsei and armour and 20 marks for the 
expenses of himself and his household. 

The like in favour of the abbot of Beauchief, who is going to the said 
chapter-general with four horses and 20 marks for expenses. 

Sept. 8. To Roger de Mortuo Mari, justice of Wales and chief keeper of the 

Nottiugham. king's peace in cos. Salop, Hereford, and Worcester. Order to receive 
from the sheriff of Hereford Meredith ap Eynoun, a Welshman, wlio v/as 
arrested for his evil behaviour towards tho king by order of Edmund, son 
of the said Roger, whom Roger deputed to keep ti;e king's peace in the 
said counties, and to cause Meredith to be kept in some prison in Wales 
until further orders, the kins; having; ordered the sheriff to deliver Meredith 
to Roger or to one to be deputed bv him. By K. 

Mandate in pursuance to the sheriff of Hereford. By K. 



Sept. 10. 
Nottingham. 



Sept. 6. 
Nottiugham. 



William Cnrteys of Tuttebury and William Davy, clerk, acknowledge 
that they owe to Robert de Touk, knight, 200/. ; to be levied, in default of 
payment, of tlieir lands and chattels in co. Stafford. — The chancellor received 
the acknowledgment. 

Robert de Touk, knight, acknoAvledges that he owes to William Curteys of 
Tuttebury 500/.; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in co. Derby. — The chancellor received the acknowledgment. 

John, abbot of Welbek, acknowledges that he owes to Adam de Brom, 
clerk, 10 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lauds and 
chattels in co. Nottingham. 

Cancelled on payment. 

To Thomas le Blount, Gilbert de Ellesfeld, William de Shareshull and 
William de Harden. Order to supersede until further orders the king's 
appointment of them as his justices to hear and determine the trespasses 
specified below, which appointment the king made because he understood 
from frequent complaints that many malefactors had bound themselves 
together in cos. Oxford and Berks, wandering about with armed power, 
and committing various trespasses, and that they latel}' went to Abyndon, 
and besieged the abbey there and the town, and burned divers gates and 
houses of the abbey and town, and entered the abbey and town, and broke 
the walls and doors of the abbey and town, and a^saulted the monks and 
servants of the abbey and other men and servants of the tow n, leating, 
wounding, and imprisoning them, detaining them in prison until they made 
fines and ransoms, slaying some of them and mutilating others, and took 
and carried away divers books, chalices, vestments and ornaments of the 
church aforesaid {sic), to the value of 10,000/. By C. 



Membrane iZd. 

Sept. 20. To Thomas le Blount, Gilbert de Ellesfeld, William de Shareshull and 
Lincoln. William de Harden. Order not to attempt anything by virtue of the 
appointment referred to in the preceding order, and to supersede entirely 
the execution of their process in this behalf, as the king has caus=ed tlie 
appointment to be revoked, because John, abbot of Abyndon, has asserted 
before the king and his council that the appointment was obtained by those 
who are guilty of the trespasses without his knowledge, and that he intends 
to prosecute before the king for punishment for the said trespasses at an 
opportune time. 

The like to William de Shareshull and William de Harden respectively. 



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1327. 

Sept. 21. 
Liucolu. 



Sept. 25. 
Lincoln . 



Sept. 24. 
Lincoln. 



Sept. 25. 

Lincoln. 



Sept. 28. 
Lincoln. 



Membrane 13rf — cont. 

John Slegh of iN'orth Colingham, chaplain, acknowledges that he owes 
to Thomas de Sibethorp, parson of the church of Bekingham, C8 marks; 
to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Not- 
tingham. 

Enrolment of deed of Gottschalk (Godskalcus) de Aleyn, merchant of 
Almain, witnessing that whereas James Grerardini and Manettus Eachii, 
merchants, late of the society of the Scali of Florence, are bound to him, in 
tboir name and the name of other merchants of the society, by a bond made 
at Andewerp in Brabant, in 160/. sterling, and Cerbius Tenchini and 
Landus Omodei, merchants, lately of the said society, have paid (o him 80/. 
at Lincoln on the day of the making of this deed, he hereby releases to 
James, Manettus, Cerbius, and Landus all action agaiust them and other 
merchants of the society by reason of the said bond, and acquits them of 
the said ICO/. Dated at Lincoln, on Sunday the eve of St. Matthew, 
1 Edward III. 

Enrolment of deed of Gocelin de Haghen, merchant of Almain, acknow- 
ledging receipt at Lincoln from Cerbius Tenchini and Landus Omodei, 
merchants of the society of the Scali of Florence, in the name of Henry de 
Haghen and Liffard Clyppyng, merchants of Almain, of 100/. sterling of 
the 200/. in which James Gerardini and Manettus Fachii, for themselves 
and all their fellows of the said society of the Scali, are bound to tlenry 
and LifFard by bond made at Antwerp [Andeicerpiam) in Brabant, and he 
acquits them and all the merchants of the society of the said 200/. Dated 
at Lincoln, 20 September, 1327, 1 Edward III. 

Enrolment of release by Henry son of Master Henry de Carleton-super- 
Trentam, formerly canon of Beverley, and of Margery Brynyng, to Thomas 
de Lungvillers, knight, of his right in all the lands that the said Master 
Henry lately held in Erleshaghe, Calvetcn, Knapethorp, and Middellhorp 
of the gift of John Burdon of Mapolbek, knight, which lands Thomas now 
holds. Witnesses : Thomas de Carieton of Lincoln ; Hugh de Carle ton, his 
brother ; Thomas de Wyke of Helpringham ; Thomas de Kele ; David de 
Trykyngham. Dated at Lincoln, on Friday after St. Matthew, 1 Edward III. 

Mtmorandum, that Henry came into chancery, on the said day, and 
acknowledged the above deed. 

Roger Barle of Wykes acknowledges that he o^ves to the abbot of 
Topholm 1,000/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in co. Essex. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause John de 
Hanstede, who is staying in Gascony in the king's service, to have respite 
until Easter next for all debts due to the exchequer, as the king has granted 
such respite to him. 

John de Wendesleye and John son of Thomas de Hertford acknowledge 
that they owe to Geoffrey le Scrop 100 marks ; to be levied, in default of 
payment, of their lands and chattels in co. York. 

Cancelled on payment. 

Walter de Belegrave, vicar of the church of Kirketon in Holand, diocese 
of Lincoln, acknowledges that he owes to the prior of the Hospital of 
St. John of Jerusalem in England 100 marks ; to be levied, in default of 
payment, of his lands, chattels, and ecclesiastical goods in co. Lincoln. 

Cancelled on payment. 

Gilbert Talbot, William de Clynton and Hugh de Freyne, knight.s, 
acknowledge that they owe to Geoffrey le Scrop 100 marks ; to be levied, 
in default of payment, of their lands and chattels in co. Kent. 



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CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1327. 

Sept. 29. 
Newark. 



Sept. 26. 
Liucoki. 



Membrane \?>d — cont. 

Martin de Ixnyng, clerk, has letters to the abbot and convent of Col- 
chester to receive the pension due to one of the king's clerks by renson of 
the new creation of the abbot. By p.s. [1310,] 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to permit Burga, 
late the wife of William de Vaux, to have respite until Easter next for the 
120Z. exacted from her by summons of the exchequer for the arrear.s of 
William's account of the time when he was constable of Knaresburgh 
castle. 

The like to the sheriff of Norfolk, ' mutatis mutandis.^ 



Sept. 17. 
Lincoln. 



Sept. 17. 
Lincoln. 



Sept. 16. 
Lincoln. 



Sept. 16. 
Lincoln. 



Sept. 21. 
Lincoln. 



3IEMBRANE \2d. 

Robert de Clineston, parson of the church of Brynton, acknowledges that 
he owes to the abbot and convent of Peterborough 200 marks ; to bo levied, 
in default of payment, of his lands, chattels, and ecclesiastical goods in 
CO. Northampton. 

AV alter Fildyng of Tatersale acknowledges that he owes to Heni'y de 
Brogbton 41. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands ami chattels 
in CO. Lincoln. 

Henry son of Oliver Daubeny of Broghton acknowledges that he owes to 
Walter Fildyng of Tatersale 5 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, 
of his lands and chattels in co. Lincoln. 

To Bartholomew de Burgherssh, constable of Dover castle and warden 
of the Cinque Ports, or to him who supplies his place at Dover. Order to 
permit the abbot of St. Agatha's, of the Premonstratensian order, who is 
going to his chapter-general at Premontre by the king's licence, to cross 
fiom that port with 10/. for the expenses of himself and iiis household. 
The like in favour of the following : 

The abbot of St. Railegund's near Dover, with 15/. 
The abbot of Wynddiug, with 20 marks. 

To William Trussel, escheator this side Trent. Order not to distrain 
the abljot of Auniale for homage and fealty for his lands in England, as the 
abbot has shewn the king that the escheator is distraining him lor homage 
and lealty for the said lands, although he holds them in frankalmoin and 
neither he nor his predecessors were wont to do homage or fealty therefor 
to the king or any of his predecessors, and the king has granted him 
respite until Easter next lor his homage and fealty, if they be due, because 
the abbot asserts that the premises can be proved by the rolls of chancery, 
which cannot at present be searched. 

To the abbot and convent of Chester. Request that they will provide 
the king's serjeant Richard Spigurnel, who has served the king and his 
father and grandfather in chancery, and who still serves the king, with a 
suitable allowance in food and clothing for himself and a groom and main- 
tenance for a horse for his lifetime irom their house, to be received both in 
his absence and in his presence. By K. 

Hugh son of Geoifrey de Thorp acknowledges that he owes to Peter son 
of Geoffrey de Thorp 100«. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his 
lands and chattels in co. Lincoln. 

Master Stephen de Kettelbergh puts in his place John de Evesham, 
<;lerk,to prosecute the execution of a recognisance for 11 marks made to him 
in chancery by William Hardyng, parson of the church of Cernecote. 



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1327. 

Sept. 20. 
Lincoln. 



Sept. 24. 
Lincolu. 



Sept. 23. 

Lincoln. 



Membrane \2d — cont. 

John (le Lilleburn, knight, puts in his place William de Emeldon and 
David de Wollovere, clerks, to prosecute the execution of a recognisance for 
1,000 marks made to him in chancery by Nicholas de Huntercumb. 

Hugh son of Geoffrey de Thorp near Stowe St. Mary acknowledges that 
he owes to William Bock of Lincoln 8 marks ; to be levied, in default of 
payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Lincoln. 

Memorandum, that John de Meryngton and Nicholas del Idle of co. 
Warwick raainperned to have Henry de Insula before the king to answer to 
him at his will for certain things charged against him. 

Thomas, earl of Norfolk and marshal of England, puts in his place Roger 
de Belgrave, John de Wadeworth, clerk, and Adam le Gayte of Boungey to 
be present at the assignment of dower to Christiana, late the wife of John 
de Segrave, tenant in chief of the king, from the lands of her said husband, 
which are in the king's hands and in the earl's custody by the king's com- 
mission. 

To the sheriff of Norfolk. Writ for payment of 3/. 8*. Od. to John de 
Ormesby, knight of that county, for his expenses for attending the treaty at 
Lincoln on the morow of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross last, to wit for 
seventeen days at 4s. a day. By K. & C. 

The like for the following knights to the sheriffs of their respective 
counties : 



John de Orreton, 
Robert Parnynk, 

Peter son of Warin, 
John de Waldegrave, 

Thomas de Hertford, 
Gregory de Thornton, 

Thomas de Roshale, 
John du Lee, 

John de Swynnerton 

John de Stirkeland, 
William Lengleis, 

Roger de Belgrave, 
Robert de Sadyngton, 

Adam de Somervyll, 
John Comyn, 

John de Wittelisbury, 
John de Bellafago, 

Michael de Haveryngton, 
William Laurence, 

Ralph de Wolverton, 
Hugh de Sutton, 

Richard Wawayn, 
Richard de Hurtesleye, 

William de Whitynton, 
Andrew de Pendok, 

John de Ston, 
Robert atte Wode, 

Roger de Nowers, 
John de Whitefeld, 



Cumberland, for 7/. 
19 days. 



12«. Od. for 



Northampton, for 104s. for 13 days. 
Tork, for 104*. for 13 days. 

Salop, for 6/. 16*. Qd. for 17 days. 

Stafford, for 68*. for 17 days. 

Westmoreland, for 71. 12*. Od. for 
19 days. 

Leicester, for Ql, for 15 days. 

Warwick, for 6/. for 15 days. 

Rutland, lor 104*. for 13 days. 

Lancaster, for 6^. for 15 days. 

for 11. 125. Od. for 



11. \2s. Od. for 



6/. 16*. Od. for 



Southampton, 

19 days. 
Hereford, for 

19 days. 

Gloucester, for 
17 days. 

Worcester, for 6/. for 15 days. 
Oxford, for 01. \Qs. Od. for 17 days. 



^6079. 



226 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1327. 



Sept. 23. 
Lincoln. 



Oct. 1. 

Nottingham. 



Membrane 12d — cont. 

Gilbert de EUesfeld - - Berks, for 3/. 8s. Od. for 17 days 

John de Dien, 
Henry Tilly, 

John Picot, 

Picot, 
John Picot of Rouhale, 

John Blaket, 
Malculin Chastiloun, 

John de Bradenstok 



I Huntingdon, for 6/. for 15 days. 

son of Baldwin"] 

> Bedford, for 6/. for 15 days. 



John de Bourne, 
Nicholas Malemayns, 

John de Lambron, 
Henry de Pengersek, 

Matthew de Bassyngburn, 
John de Cantebr[ugge], 

Ralph de Bockyngge, 
Richard Lew, 



> Buckingham, for 61. for 15 days. 

■ Wilts, for 3/. 16s. Od. for 19 days. 

I Kent, for 71. 12s. Od. for 19 days. 

1 Cornwall, for 10/. 16s. Od. for 
J 27 days. 



Cambridge, for 6/. for 15 days. 



} 

I Suffolk, for 6/. 16s. Od. for 17 days. 

To the bailiffs of Warwick. Writ for payment of 60s. to Henry de 
Kyngton and John Sotemay, burgesses of that lown, for their expenses in 
attending the aforesaid treaty, to wit for fifteen davs at 2s. a day eacli. 

•^' ByK. &C. 

The like in favour of the following : 

John son of Henry de Leic[estria] and John Geryn of Leicester, to 

the bailiffs of Leicester, for 60s. for 15 days. 
Eudo de Helpringham and William de Lolleworth, to the bailiffs of 

Cambridge, for 60s. for 15 days. 
Roger atte Walle and Simon CuUebere, to the bailiffs of Bedford, for 

60s. for 15 days. 

To Richard Dam mo ri, justice of Chester. Order to summon the Serjeants 
of fee appointed to keep the king's peace in that county to be intendent to 
the justice in those things that concern the keeping of the peace, and 
to keep the king's peace in that county as pertains to their ofBces, and if he 
find them negligent or contrary in the premises, to cause their bailiwicks to 
be taken into the king's liauds, causing the bailiwicks to kept safely until 
otherwise ordered, as the king is given to understand that the said Serjeants 
have demised their bailiwicks to others for terms and otherwise, and that 
they and the fermors do not execute sufficiently the things pertaining to the 
keeping of the king's peace,»and make concealments of trespasses against 
his peace, and are not intendent to the justice in the keeping of the 
peace. By K. 

[Feeder a."] 



Membrane lid. 

Sept. 17. Nicholas Bernard of Stanford acknowledges that he owes to Master 

Lincoln. John de Blebury 10 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands 
and chattels in cos. Essex and Cambridge. — Master Elias de Sancto 
Albano received the acknowledgment by writ. 

Oct. 3. Thomas de Barkeby, Henry de Barkeby, and Simon Aleyn of Whatton 

Nottirgham. acknowledge that they ov.e fo Ralph Basset of Draylon 45/. 5s. 5d. ; to be 
levied, in default of payment, of their lands and chattels in co. Leicester. 



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2327. Membrane \\d — cont. 

Sept. 30. William Alvered, usher of the king's kitchen, who has long served the 

Nottingham, king, it- sent to the prior and convent of Michelliam to receive the same -illow- 

auce as John de Urlesbem used to receive in their house in his lifetime. 

By p.s. [I3I3.] 

Oct. 2. Laurence le Charetter, in consideration of his good services to the king 

Nottingham, and because he was maimed in the king's service, is sent to the keeper of 

St. John's hospital, Brakkeley, to receive the t^ame maintenance in the 

hospital as John Russel, now deceased, had therein by the late king's order. 

By p.s. [1315.] 
Oct. 1. To the sheriff of Devon. Order to send to the king by the morrow of 

Nottingham. AH Souls next the indictment before the sheriff of Thomas de Coke Worthi, 
Adam de Milleford, Richard de Milleford, Thomas de AUerford, Jordan 
Rendy, John, his brother, John Bacyn, VVilliam, his brother, William de 
Couleton, William, his brother, William de Assheleye, John de Wolvedon, 
Hnd Walter de Spry ibr the death of John de Brygh, and to arrest them if 
found in his bailiwick, so that he have them before the king on the aforesaid 
day, as the king learns that they have withdrawn themselves from that 
county so that they may not be justiced upon the said indictment. 

Oct. 2. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause Robert 

Nottingham. Inrrram, sheriff of Nottingham, to have respite until the octaves of Martin- 
mas for the rendering of his account at the exchequer for the issues of his 
bailiwick, as the king has granted this respite because Robert cannot be 
present at the rendering of liis account at the octave of Michaelmas next as 
he is intending divers services of the king by his order during his stay at 
Notingham. By K. 

Oct. 3. To the sheiiff of York. Whereas the king has caused a great seal for 

Nottingham, the government of this realm to be made anew, differing in the circum- 
ference and in divers sculptures on both sides from the seal that he has 
liitherto used, and he wills that faith shall be given to the new seal from 
the fourth day of tlie present month of October, and that the old seal shall 
be broken, and that no writs or letters shall be sealed with it after the said 
fourth day, and he has caused an impression of the said new seal in while 
wax to be sent to the sheriff, he orders the sheriff to cause the impression 
to be shewn and made known in his county [court], markets, fairs, and 
other places in his bailiwick where he shall see fir, enjoining all and 
singular on the king's behalf to give faith to writs, letters, and charters 
sealed with the said new .se^d, and not to receive or use any writs or letters 
sealed with the old seal after the said fourth day. The king wills that 
writs, letters, and charters sealed with the old seal before the said fourth 
day shall retain their force, and that faith shall be given to them as befits. 
[Z'flerfera.] By K. 

The like to all the sheriffs of England. [/l6^W.] 

Memorandum, that on Sunday, the 4th October, J. bishop of Ely, the 
chancellor, in his chamber in the priory of Lenton near Notingham, in the 
presence of the clerks of chancery and of others then present there, 
produced a new great seal of the king's, newly made, from a linen bag 
sealed with his seal, and asserted that it was the king's will that all writs, 
letters, and charters shall be sealed witli the said new seal hereafter, and 
that the old seal shall be broken; and on the Monday following, in the 
presence of the king in his chamber in Notingham castle, the old seal was 
broken into small pieces by the king's order, and the chaiiceilor gave the 
pieces to Richard, his spigurnel, and carried the said new seal witli him to 
his lodging, and sealed writs, charters, and letters therewith. \^Ibid.] 

Memorandum, that on 6 October, the inquisitions made and returned 
into chancery after the death of John Giffard of Brymmesfeld, tenant iu 
chief, concerning the lands held by him on the day of his death were sent 



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CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1327. 



Oct. 6. 

Nottinsham. 



Oct. 8. 
Nottingham. 

Oct. 9. 

NottiDghaiu. 



Oct. 11. 

Nottingham. 



Membrane \\d — cont. 
by the chancellor under the foot of the king's seal before Geoffrey le Scrop 
and his fellows, justices to hold pleas before the king, to have evidences 
and information therefrom at the prosecution of Roger de Baveut and his 
parceners and of John Lestrange and Nicholas Daudele, who say they are 
heirs of the said John Giffard. 

To the justiciary and chancellor of Ireland. As the king has caused a 
new seal for the rule of his realm to be made, the impression whereof he 
sent to them at another time, and he wills that some sculptures shall be 
made in the seal that he now uses in Ireland whereby an evident difference 
in its impression may be noted and known henceforth, he orders the 
justiciary and chancellor to cause some sculptures, to wit two likenesses of 
two flowers after the manner contained in the im])ression of the said new 
seal, to be made in the king's said seal without delay. \^Fcedera.^ 

Enrolment of deed of the abbot and convent of Crokesden, witnessing 
that they have rendered, granted, and released to the king 4«. of yearly 
rent issuing from two messuages, one held by Roger Hamond and the other 
by Matilda, late the wife of Roger Page, in the town of Briggenorth, 
which are held of the abbot and convent as of the right of their church ; in 
exchange for 2s. of yearly rent issuing from two messuages and a hide of 
land that Ralph Fremon and Hervey Fremon hold in the town of Oke of 
the king by the service of 2*. yearly, and of coming twice a year to the 
king's view of frankpledge in the court of Tetenhal for all service, which 
2s. of rent the king has granted to them by charter in exchange. The 
abbot and convent undertake to find and maintain, in addition to the As. of 
rent thus given to the king, an anniversary on St. Matthew's day for the 
soul of the late king, and for the souls of his progenitors for ever. They 
warrant the said 4*. of rent to the king, and charge themselves and their suc- 
cessors and all their lands in Briggenorth and elsewhere with pa3'ment thereof 
when it cannot be levied of the tenants. Witnesses : Sir John de 
Hynkel[eyj, sheriff of Stafford and Salop; Thomas de Furnivall, the 
younger ; Ralph Basset of Weldon ; Nicholas de Langeford ; William de 
Stafford; Thomas de Barincton. Dated at Crokesden in full chapter, on 
Tuesday before St. Denis, 1 Edward III. [Fcedera.] 

Memorandum, that the abbot and convent acknowledged the above 
charter on Wednesday following at Crokesden, in full chapter, before Sir 
Thomas de Bamburgh, clerk of the chancery, sent there specially for this 
purpose. [Ibid.l 

John de Crokford, king's chaplain, has letters to W. elect confirmed of 
Worcester to receive from his chamber a yearly pension due from him to 
one of the king's clerks by reason of his new creation. By p.s. [1337.] 

Richard de London acknowledges that he owes to Thomas de Evesham, 
clerk, 46*. 8c?. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels 
in CO, Cornwall. 

Henry de Langetoft puts in his place John de Graistok, clerk, to defend 
the execution of a recognisance for 9 marks made by him to Robert de Clif, 
clerk, in chancery. 

John de Lodyngton acknowledges that he owes to William de Erthyngton 
40*. ; to be levied, in default of payment of his lands, and chattels in co. 
Northampton. 

Cancelled on payment. 



Oct. 5. 
Nottingham. 



Membrane lOd. 

To the keeper of the port of Dover. Order to permit John de Handlo and 
Matilda his wife, who are going on a pilgrimage (peregre) to parts beyond 
sea, to cross from that port with their household, horses, and equipments. 



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Oct. 7. 

Nottingham. 



][327. Membrane lOrf — cont. 

Margaret, late the wife of Richard de Plaiz, tenant in chief of the king, 

puts in her place Richard de Depham and John de Hengham to seek and 

receive in chancery her dower of her said husband's lands, knights' fees, 

and advowsons. 

William de Grandon', parson of the church of Babworth, acknowledges 
that he owes to Edmund de Shireford 1,000/. ; to be levied, in default of 
payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Nottingham. 

Robert son of John Bythewater of Edenstowe acknowledges that he owes 
to Henry de Edenstowe, clerk, and Beatrice, daughter of John Bythewater 
of Edenstowe, 40/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in co. Nottingham. 

Oct. 7. To the sherifE of Wilts. Order to cause John de Kynele to come before 

Nottingham, the king in chancery, so that he be there by the morrow of Martinmas, to 
answer to the king for the goods that belonged to Edmund, late earl of 
Arundel, on the day when he suffered death, as the king is given to under- 
stand that John retains divers goods of the said earl's, which ought to 
pertain to the king by the earl's forfeiture, and that he has hitherto refused 
to answer to the king therefor. By K. 

Roger de Cloyton of co. Wilts sues for the king. 

Oct. 8. Henry son of Nicholas de Sheldon acknowledges that he owes to John, 

Nottingham, bishop of Ely, 600 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands 
and chattels in co. Warwick. 

Henry de Edenestowe, clerk, and Robert his brother acknowledge that 
they owe to Thomas de Lungvillers, knight, 60/. ; to be levied, in default of 
payment, of their lands and chattels in co. Nottingham. 

Cancelled on payment. 

Hasculph de Whitewell acknowledges that he owes to Michael de Presfen 
21/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in 
CO. Nottingham. 

Cancelled on payment. 

To the keepers of the passage in the port of Dover. Order to permit 
brother John de Sancto Albino, of the Benedictine order, proctor in England 
of the abbot of St. Pierre-sur-Dive in Normandy, who is returning home 
by the king's licence, to cross from that port ; provided that he do nothing 
contrary to the statute concerning the carrying of apporta out of the realm. 

ByK. 

Oct. II. Vannus Brounlesk, merchant, acknowledges that he owes to Thomas de 

Nottingham. Evesham, clerk, 4 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands 
and chattels in the city of London. 

John de Lodyngton acknowledges that he owes to William de Erthyngton 
2os. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in 
CO. Northampton. 

Oct. 13. ]\Iapter Henry de Clif, clerk, acknowledges that he owes to Michael de 

Nottingham. Presfen 21/. 10*. Od. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in co. York. 

Cancelled on payment. 

The aforesaid Michael puts in his place Michael de Wath and William 
de Eraeldon, clerks, to prosecute the execution of a recognisance for 21/. 
made to him in chancery by Hasculph de Whitewell. 

Oct. 8. To the treasurer and barons of the exchetjuer. Order to cause Richard 

Nottingham, de Grey of Codenore, who is going on the king's service to the Scotch 

marches, to have respite until Easter next for all debts of himself and his 

ancestors due to the exchequer. By K. 



Oct. 10. 

Nottingham. 



Oct. 10. 

Nottingham. 



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1 027 Membrane lOd — cont. 

The like to the sheriffs of the following counties : 
Nottingham and Derby. Leicester. 

Kent. Norfolk. 

Essex. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause Richard 
de Gray of Codemore, constable of Notingham castle, who is setting out 
with the king in his service for the marches of Scotland, to have respite 
until St. Hilary next for his account of the i.ssuos of the said castle. By K. 

Oct. 11. To the abbot and convent of Cirencestre. Request that they will admit 

Nottingham, into their house William de Spyneye, v/ho served the late king in his Scotch 

war, and that they will grant to him the same allowance as Ralph le 

Sogurnant had in their house for his life at the late king's request. By p.s. 

William Aihelond is sent to the abbot and convent of Kirkestede to receive 
his maintenance in like manner. 

William Dautre is sent to the abbot and convent of Peterborough to 
receive his maintenance in like manner. By the same writ. 



Membrane 9d. 

Oct. 11. To William Trussel, escheator beyond Trent. Order to deliver to 

Nottingham. Margaret, late the wife of Richard de Plaiz, tenant in chief, the manor of 
Great Okie, co. Essex, of the yearly value of 251. 13s. 2\d., a quarter of 
certain lands in Stretford, in the same connty, of the yearly value of 
4/. 15s. 6c?., and two parts of the manor of Wetyng', co. Norfolk, of the 
yearly value of 18/. 1*. Od,, which the king has assigned to her as dower. 

[ Cancelled.^ 

Oct. 12. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause Thomas 

Nottingham, de Grenham, son and heir of Ralph de Grenliam, lo have respite until the 
Purification next for payment of 100 marks of the fine of 200 marks that 
he made with the late king for pardon for entering his father's lands, who held 
by knight service of John Lestraunge, a minor in the said king's wardship, 
after his father's death without delivery by the late king and for marrying 
without licence from the said king, the king having pardoned him the other 
100 marks at tlie I'eque.^t of Roger, bishop of Coventry and Lichfield, as 
the said bishop has requested the king to assign to him the 100 marks due 
from Thomas towards his expenses in going to Holland and Zeeland in the 
king's service ; provided that if the above sum exceed the bishop's expenses, 
he shall satisfy the king for the surplus upon his return. By K. & C. 

William de Makeseye acknowledges that he owes to William de Erthyng- 
ton 20s. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in 
CO. Northampton. 

Walter Walteshef puis in his place Michael de Wath to prosecute the 

execution of a recognisance for 15/. made to him in chancery by the prior 

of Lentone. — Walter made the attornment by letter. 

Ralph de Camoys puts in his place Edmund de Lenne to prosecute the 
execution of a recognisance for 200/. made to him in chancery by Ralph 
Bygot. 

Oct. 14. James Beauflour, citizen and vintner of London, puts in ])is place William 

Nottingham, dc Emeldon, clerk, to prosecute the execution of a recognit^ance for 160/. 
made to him in the late king's chancery by Edmund le Bonne, knight. 



Oct. 16. 

Nottingham. 



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1327. 

Oct. 15. 

Nottingham. 



Oct. 16. 

Nottingham. 



Oct. 19. 

Nottingham. 

Oct. 21. 

Nottingham. 



Oct. 23. 

Nottingham. 



Oct. 20. 

Nottingham. 



Membrane 9d — cont. 

John Bachelier, yeoman of the king's kit<'hen, who has long served the 
king, is sent to the abbot and convent of Nettele to receive such maintenance 
in the abbey as Elias du Larder had therein at the late king's order. 

By p.s. [1348.] 

Philip de Somerville, knight, acknowledges that he owes to William 
Godynogh of Notyngham 9/.; to be levied, in default of payment, of his 
lands and chattels in co. Isottingham. 

Dionysia, late the wife of William de Saundeby, William Bithekirke, and 
Robert de Saundeby, chaplain, acknowledge tliat they owe to William 
Mallechat 60 marks; to be levied, in default of payment, of their lands and 
chattels in co. Nottingham. 

Cancelled on payment. 

Peter son of John de Wermyngton of Staunford acknowledges that he 
owes to Beatrice de Barton 20/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his 
lands and chattels in co. Lincoln. 

Robert Corbyn of Haurthyn, William de Praiers of Ercalu, and Richard 
de Praiers of Dodynton acknowledge that they owe to William de Clynton 
40/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of their lands and chattels in 
CO. Chester. — The chancellor received the acknowledgment. 

Enrolment of deed of Geoffrey de Mildenhale acknowledging receipt from 
Adam Carbonel and John his son of 100*., in which they were bound to 
him by recogni.>-aiice made in chancery in the l^th year of the late king's 
reigp. Dated at Notiugham, 21 October, 1 Edward III. 

Memorandum, that Geoffrey came into chancery at Lenton abbey (sic), 
on the said day, and acknowledged the above deed. 

I'eter le Pulter, who has long served the king and his father, is sent to 
the abbot and convent of Cherteseye to receive such maintenance as 
Gunnora * le (sic) Lavendere, deceased, had in that house by the late king's 
order. By p.s. [1368.] 

Robert de Driffeld, yeoman of the king's kitchen, who has long served 
the king and his father, is sent to the prior and convent of Repyndon to 
receive the same allowance as Robert de Say, deceased, had in that house 
at the late king's request. By p.s. [1356.] 



Membrane 8d. 

Enrolment of release by Joan, late the wife of Xicholas de Sheldon, 
knight, to Walter de Clodeshale of Berrayngeham of her right in all the 
lands, rents, etc., that he has or holds in the town of Sheldon of the gift, 
feoffment, or demise of her said husband. Witnesses : Sir Ralph de 
Crophill, Sir John de Annesleye, knights; Robert Ingram, Robert de 
Crophill, John Brian, Bartholomew de Cotegrave, Simon de Lenton, all 
of Notingham. Dated at Lenton, near Notingham, on 18 October, 
1 Ed ward' II I. 

Enrolment of release from the aforesaid Joan to John de Hothum, bishop 
of Ely, for his life, and to his executors for ten years from Thursday after 
the quinzaine of Michaelmas last, in case he die within that term, of her 
right in the manor of Sheldon, and in 5 marks of yearly rent from that 
manor lately granted to her by Walter de Clodeshale by his deed for five 
years, and in 10/. of yearly rent that Walter granted to her after the end of 
the said five years for the term of her life. Witnesses and date as in pre- 
ceding enrolment. 

Memorandum, that Joan came into chancery at Lenton abbey (sic), on 
22 October, and acknowledged the above two deeds. 



♦ Called Gunne in the privy seal. 



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1327. Membrane Sd — cont. 

Enrolment of grant by Thomas de Stodham, parson of the church of 
Sheldon, to John, bishop of Ely, of all his land called 'Stockyng' and 
' Calverheye,' ' Hauwisemore,' and ' Lev3-ngesmedewe,' with all his meadow 
called ' La Leye,' with Tie Chirchecroft and all appurtenances in Sheldon, 
as enclosed by hedges and ditches, which land and meadow he had of the 
gift of Nicholas de Sheldon, knight, and also the messuage, land and meadow 
in the same town that he had of the demise of Sir William de Bronileye, 
chaplain, and of William, servant of the rector of Sheldon, which the said 
Nicholas afterwards released to him and his heirs. Witnesses : Sir Richard 
de Whitacre, Sir Roger de Aylesbiry, knights; Ralph de Perham ; Henry 
del Isle ; Thomas Gerveys ; Anketil de Mikelhull ; John de Pipe. Dated 
at Sheldon. Undated. 

Memormidum, that Thomas came into chancery at Lenton abbey, on 
22 October, and acknowledged the aforesaid charter. 

Enrolment of deed of John, bishop of Ely, witnessing that whereas 
Henry, son and heir of Sir Nicholas de Slieldon, knight, granted to the 
bishop, on Thursday after the quinzaine of Michaelmas last, all his lands 
that Walter de Clodeshale of Bermyugeham lately had of Henry's demise in 
the town of Sheldon, to have for the term of the bishop's life, together with 
the advowson of the church of that town, and also granted that if the bishop 
die before the end of ten years following, the said lands and advowson shall 
remain to the bishop's executors until the end of the said term, the bishop 
hereby, with Henry's assent and will, grants to the lady Joan, late the wife 
of Sir Nicholas de Sheldon, lOZ. yearly for her life from the vsaid lands. 
Witnesses as in the preceding enrolments of Joan's deeds. Dated at Lenton, 
on 21 October, 1 Edward III. 

Memorandum, that the bishop came into chancery at Lenton abbey, on 
22 October, and acknowledged the above deed. 

Enrolment of deed of the said Henry confirming the above grant to Joan, 
his mother, and granting that she shall receive the said rent for her hfe in 
case the bishop die before her, and granting that the bishop or his executors 
shall not be molested by him or his heirs by reason of the aforesaid grant. 
Witnesses as in preceding enrolments. Dated at Lenton, on 21 October, 
1 Edward III. 

Enrolment of release by the aforesaid Henry to the said bishop for life of 
his right in the manor of Sheldon and in the advow.son of the church 
theieof, and granting that the bishop shall have for life the reversion of all 
lands in the manor pertaining to Henry after the death of the tenant.^, 
excepting the lands that Robert, brother of Nicholas de Sheldon, Thomas 
brother of the said Robert, and Walter de Freynes hold in the manor, and 
that the aforesaid manor and advowson shall remain to the bishop's 
executors in the manner stated in the preceding enrolment, rendering 
therefor to him after the bishop's death QOs. yearly. Witnesses as in 
preceding enrolments. Dated at Lenton near Notingham, on 21 October, 
1 Edward III. 

Memorandum, that Henry cnme into chancery at Lenton abbey, on 
22 October, and acknowledged the above deeds. 

Oct. 22. John Basset of Northluffenham acknowledges that he owes to John de 

Nottingham. Wyttlesbury, knight, William de la Hyde, and Stephen de Byllesfeld 
72/. lis. \\\d.; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in co. Rutland. 

Oct. 18. To the sheriff of Bedford. Order to take and keep in pri.son until 

Nottingham, further orders Thomas atte Halle of Donestaple, Robert son of Robert 

Duraunt, John son of John Salbot of Donestaple, and Philip de Wibbes- 

nade, who are riding about, as the king learns, armed in divers parts of 



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2327. Membrane 8d — cont. 

that county with other malefactors, lying in wait by day and night for the 
prior of Donestaple and his men and other subjects of the king, committing 
many evils there. 

Oct. 23. John Pikard, who long served the king's father and grandfather, is sent 

Nottingham, to the prior and convent of Torkeseye to receive such maintenance for life as 
Richard le Charetter had in that house at the request of EdAvard I. 

By p.s. [13fiO.] 

Oct. 25. John Pyk, yeoman of the king's butlery, who has long .served the king 

Nottinsham. and his fatlier, is sent to the prior and convent of St. Martin's, Dover, to 

receive such maintenance in the priory as William de Kent had therein in 

his lifetime by order of Edward 1. By p.s. [1369.] 

Oct. 26. To the master and brethren of the hospital at Dover. Request that they 

Nottingham, will grant to Richard Waytewell, for his good service to Queen Isabella 
and to the king when they were in parts beyond sea and after the kino-'s 
arrival in England, suitable maintenance in food, clothing, and other 
necessaries, to be received from their hospital for life, making to him letters 
patent under their common seal specifying expressly what he ought to 
receive. 

Oct. 28. John de Cheverdon acknowledges that he owes to Master Nicholas de 

Nottingham. Stokton, clerk, 20/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands 
and chattels in co. Southampton. — The chancellor received the acknow- 
ledgment. 

Oct. 18. To the mayor, bailiffs, and whole community of the city of York. 

Nottingham. Robert Butt, collector of the customs at Boston, has complained to the kinw 
that many persons of the said city charge him maliciously with sugo-estino- 
to the king that the merchants of that city and others were willing to make 
to the king a loan upon every sack of wool to be taken out of the realm by 
them, and on this ground so threaten Robert that he durst not go to the city 
to exercise his merchandise, and he has prayed the king to excuse him of 
the premises to the mayor, bailifis, and community, especially as he knew 
nothing of the grant of the loan before the king's writs to collect it were 
delivered to him ; the king tiierefor signifies to them that Robert made no 
suggestion to him of the grant of the loan aforesaid, and did not inter- 
meddle therewith in any way, and he orders them not to molest or ag<Trieve 
Robert for the reasons aforesaid, and not to permit him to be aggrieved by 
others. 



Membrane Id. 

Nov. 2. William son of William de Kercolston, chaplain, and Hugh his brother 

Nottingham, acknowledge that they owe to John Lovetoft 40/. ; to be levied in default 
of payment, of their lands and chattels in co. Nottingham. — The chancellor 
received the acknowledgment. 

Nov. 7. John Talbot, knight, acknowledges that he owes to Ralph Basset of 

Nottingham. Drayton 20/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels 
in CO. Leicester. 

Nov. 9. Richard de Perers, knight, acknowledges that he owes to John de 

Nottingham. Hothum, bi.shop of Ely, 400/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his 
lands and chattels in co. Hertford. 

Cancelled on payment. 

Nov. 10. To Thomas, earl of Norfolk and marshal of England, Thomas Bardolf, 

Nottingham. Robert de Morle, Peter de Uvedale, John Howard, and Robert Walkeiiire'. 

Whereas the king lately appointed them to enquire by the oath of men of 

cos. Norfolk and Suffolk concerning the names of those who committed 



234 CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



]^327. Membrane Id — cont. 

(livers trespasses upon the abbot aud convent of St. Edmunds after the 
king's prohibition directed to them, and to pursue, arrest, and imprison 
those found guilty by the inquisitions, and the king is now given to under- 
stand that although divers malefactors are indicted before them of the 
premises, and have been arrested by them, they nevertheless do not intend 
to keep the malefectoi's elsewhere than in the prison of the town of 
St. Edmunds, which prison is insufficient for the safe custody of the said 
malefactors, and that they permit certain of the malefactors to wander 
about outside the prison, and tliat they permit certain of them to be 
released by mainprise, contrary to the king's appointment : the king orders 
them to cause the malefactors thus indicted and arrested to be imprisoned in 
his prisons in the said counties wherein they may be most safely and con- 
veniently kept, and not to permit any of them to be released by mainprise 
or to wander outside the prison, and to re-take and imprison any whom 
they may have released on mainprise or permitted to wander outside prison, 
certifying the king without delay of the names of those whom they shall 
have taken and imprisoned. The king wills that this order shall not be 
drawn into a precedent, and that the liberty of the town of St. Edmunds 
shall not be prejudiced in the future. By K. & C. 

To the sheriff of Norfolk and Suffolk. Order to imprison in the king's 
prisons all such malefactors to be delivered to him by the persons named 
above for imprisonment. 

Nov. 6. To the sheriff of Lincoln. Order to go in person to the manors of 

Nottingham. Wilghton aud Gaynesburgh, belonging to the prior of the Hospital of 
St. John of Jerusalem in England, and to take and imprison until they be 
delivered according to law all malefactors found by him there wasting the 
prior's goods and chattels, certifying the king of the names of those 
arrested, as the king is given to understand that certain malefactors have 
entered the manors by force and arms, and hold themselves therein by 
armed force, wasting the prior's goods and chattels, and taking and carrying 
away some of them. By K. 

The like to the sheriff of Warwick to go to the prior's manors of Balshale 
and Flecchamstede. 

Nov. 10. Richard Bug of Lek acknowledges that he owes to Richard de Wilughby 

Nottingham. 30/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in 
CO. Nottingham. 

Philip de Monte Gomery is sent, in consideration of his long service to 
the late king, to the prior and convent of St. Svvithin's, Winchester, to 
receive such maintenance as John Spark, deceased; had in their house by 
the late king's recjuest. By p.s. [1399.] 

Memorandum, that, on Tuesday the eve of Martinmas, John de Colewyk, 
Laurence le Spicer of Notingham, Robert atte Brigge, of co. Nottingham, 
Roger de Ardern, ' barber,' John de Southam of co. Warwick, and Richard 
Hillary of co. Stafford, came into chancery at Lenton, and mainperned to 
have John de Rothewell of Lichefeld and John de Bermyngeham before the 
king when ordered, and that the said John and John should behave them- 
selves faithfully to the king and his ministers in future. 

Memorandum, that, on the same day, Vivian de Verdon, Adam de Bere- 
ford, Robert de Strongeshull, and Robert de Marchumleye of co. Stafford 
came into chancery at Lenton, and mainperned to have the body of Robert 
de Preiers before the king when ordered to answer for what the king will 
say against him. 

. John de Dyngelee, clerk, puts in his place William de Emeldon, clerk, to 

prosecute the execution of two recognisances for 201. each made to him by 

the abbot of Bruern in chancery. 



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1327. 

Oct. 29. 

Kottingham. 



Nov. 19. 
Pontefract. 



Nov. 17. 
Doncaster. 



Nov. 6. 
Nottingham. 

Nov. 22. 
Pontefract. 



Nov. 24. 
Nottingham. 



Membrane Qd. 

To W. archbishop of Canterbury. Inhibition of his attempting anything 
concerning the bishopric of Worcester, void by the death of Thomas, the 
late bishop, to the prejudice of the king by virtue of any orders directed to 
him by any persons whatsoever without consulting the king, the king 
having accepted the election of the new bishop and taken his fealty and 
restored to him the temporalities of the see, as the king is given to under- 
stand that certain orders concerning the bishopric directed to the archbishop 
from another than the king have been or will be delivered to the arch- 
bishop, the execution whereof would be to the prejudice of the king's right 
and the injury of the law and custom of the realm. By K. & C. 

The like to the following : 

The elect coutirmed of Worcester. 

The sub-prior and chapter of the cathedral church of Worcester. 

The archdeacon of Worcester. 

The archdeacon of Gloucester. 

Roger son of John Souvage of Staynesby acknowledges that he owes to 
William de Aune, knight, 1,000 marks; to be levied, in default of pay- 
ment, of his lands and chattels in co. Nottingham. — The chancellor 
received the acknowledgment. 

Cancelled on payment. 

William de Raraton, the king's yeoman, is sent to the abbot and convent 
of Athelygneye to receive such maintenance as Philip de Redyuges had 
therein by the late king's request. By p.s. [1406.] 

Richard le Pouere of Cherleton acknowledges that he owes to John de 
Cherleion of London 200 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his 
lands and chattels in co. Oxford. 

Robert del Haye and Robert his son acknowledge that they owe to 
Ralph de Crophull, knight, 300/. ; to be levied, in default of j)ayment, of 
their lands and chattels in co. Lincoln. — The chancellor received the 
acknowledgment. 

To the keepers of the passage in the port of Dover. Order to permit 
brother Richard de Walyngford, abbot-elect of St. Alban's wlio is going 
to the Roman court by the king's licence to execute the affairs of his 
election, to cross the sea in that port with his household and necessary 
expenses. By K. 

John de Rockeley acknowledges that he owes to Michael de Wath, clerk, 
40*. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in 
CO. York. 

John de Gotham acknowledges that he owes to the said Michael 405. ; 
to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. York. 

Cancelled on payment. 

Gawynus de Southorp, goldsmith, acknowledges that he owes to Nicholas 
de Stotton, parson of the church of Staunton Harecourt, 9 marks ; to be 
levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Lmcolu. — 
The chancellor received [the acknowledgment]. 

Brother Thomas Larcher, prior of the Hospital of St. John of Jerusalem 
in England, acknowledges that he owes to Almaric de Tru, knight, 576^. ; 
to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Lincoln. 
— The chancellor received [the acknowledgment]. 

Cancelled on payment. 

Almaric de Tru, knight, puts in his place Boniface de Peruchiis and 
John Junctyn, merchants, to prosecute the execution of the aforesaid 
recognisance. 



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2^327. Membrane 6d — cont. 

Nov. 24. William Alfrede, usher of the king's kitchen, is sent to the abbot and 

Pontefract. j^convent of St. Augustine's, Bristol, to receive such maintenance as Simon 
des Robes, deceased, had therein at the late king's order. By p.s. 

■ Humphrey de Littelbury, knight, puts in his place William de Welingoure 

to prosecute the execution of a recognisance for 201. made to him in 

chancery by Richard de Hodeleston, knight. 

Nov. 28. To Charles, king of France and Navarre. The king has received com- 

Clipstone. plaint from William de Rydale, merchant, that whereas he, before the 
dissension between the men of the king of France and of the late king, bought 
woad at Amiens to the value of 100 marks to be carried thence into the 
king's realm in order to make his profit thereof, Stephen de Pountif and 
William and Henry his brothers, merchants of the town aforesaid, took the 
said woad wilfully and detained it in their possession until it was arrested 
by order of the king of France by reason of the dissension aforesaid, under 
which pretext his ministers of the said town still detain the woad under 
arrest, wherefore William has prayed the king to provide a remedy : the 
king therefore requests the king of France to hear the complaint of the said 
merchant in this behalf, and to cause speedy justice to be done to him in 
the delivery of the woad aforesaid, so that he may not return to the king for 
this reason, certifying the king of his proceedings in writing by the bearer 
hereof. [FoederaJ] 

Enrolment of deed of Almaricus de Tru, knight, granting that the recog- 
nisance for 576/. made to him by brother Thomas Larcher, prior of the 
Hospital of St. John of Jerusalem in England, shall be cancelled upon pay- 
ment of a mark of silver for every pound at the terras of payment specified 
in the recognisance. Witnesses : Henry de Edenestowe, Thomas de CoUum, 
John de Dyngelee, clerks; Hugh de Haytfeld and Thomasinus Isaac. 
Dated at Dancastre, 26 November, being Thursday the morrow of 
St. Katherine, 1 Edward III. 

Memorandum, that the prior {sic) came into chancery at Dancastre, on 
the said day, and acknowledged the above deed. 

Dec. 6. Thomas de Thorp of Mousele acknowledges that he owes to John le 

Leicester. Frensshe of Whatton and Alice his wife SCO/. ; to be levied, in default of 
payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Leicester. 

The said Thomas acknowledges that he owes to the aforesaid John and 
Alice 300/. ; to be levied as above. 

The said Thomas acknowledges that he owes to the aforesaid John and 
Alice 200/. ; to be levied as above. 

Walter de Trailli acknowledges that he owes to Simon Croyser 6/. ; 
to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in 
CO. Bedford. 

Dec. 2. To the sheriff of Lincoln. Order to cause proclamation to be made that 

Nottingham, the ordinance of the staple shall be held and observed after Christmas next, 

the king having lately granted, because certain native and alien merchants 

had granted him a loan upon each sack of wool and every 300 hides and every 

last of hides in aid of the Scotch war, that all such merchants should buy 

wool, hides, and wool-fells freely within and without the staples, and should 

load and take them out of the realm in ports of the realm where the 

king's collectors of customs {custumarii) receive his custom, notwithstanding 

the said staple, until Christmas. 

Dec. 3. William Pound came before the king, on Thursday after St. Andrew last, 

Loughborough, and sought to replevy the land of him and of Sarah, late the wife of Richard 

Pound, which was taken into the king's hands for their default before 

the justices of the Bench against Martin Aumfrey. This is signified to the 

justices. 



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1327. 

Dec. 7. 
Leicester. 



Dec. 2. 

Nottiagham, 



Membrane bd. 

To the slieriflf of Hertford (sic). Order to go in person to the town of 
Dunstaple, and to cause proclamation to be made there and elsewhere in 
his bailiwick prohibiting any one holding tournaments, etc., without 
the king's special licence, as the king understands that certain men-at- 
arms intend going to Dunstaple to tourney and do other feats of arms. 
\_F(£dera.^ 

To the king's sheriffs, ministers, and others. Writ of aid in favour of 
John de Gynes, the king's serjeant-at-arms, whom the king has appointed 
to assist the aforesaid sheriff in the premises, and to arrest all whom he shall 
find exercising such feats of arms, together with their horses and arms, 
and to deliver them to the said sheriff, and to cause them to be kept safely 
in prison so that tliey shall not be delivered without the king's special 
order. [/6iV/.] Et erant patentes. 

To the bailiffs and men of Staunford. Order to cause one or two of the 
most discreet wool-merchants of that town to be chosen, and to cause them 
to be sent to the king at York in the octaves of St. Hilary next, with 
suflScient power to treat with the king concerning certain matters touching 
him and his realm and the profit of the wool-merchants of the realm, and 
to consent to what shall then be ordained, as the king wishes to have a 
treaty at York at the said date upon the aiiairs aforesaid. By K. 

The like to the mayors, bailiffs, and men, or to the bailiffs and men of 
the following towns : 



Grantham. 

Neuwerk. 

Boston. 

Spaldyng'. 

Beverley. 

Barton. 

Leicester. 

Coven tre. 

Shrewsbury. 

Bath. 

Welles. 

Colchester. 

Maldon. 

Norwich. 

Hereford. 

Bristol. 

Oxford. 

Abingdon. 

KipoD. 

Hertilpole. 

Sandwich. 

Ipswich. 

Lenne. 

Kyngeston-on-Hull. 

London. 

Canterbury. 

Rochester. 

Cambridge. 



Huntyngdon. 

Lincoln. 

York. 

Newcastle-on-Tyne. 

Carlisle. 

Notingham. 

Derby. 

Sudbury. 

May dens tan. 

Chichester. 

Guldeford. 

Southampton. 

Portesmuth. 

Exeter. 

Dorchester. 

Coteneys {sic). 

Salisbury. 

Lichefeld. 

Stafford. 

Lancaster. 

Northampton. 

Dunstaple. 

Warwick. 

Chester. 

Gloucester. 

Wynchelse. 

Great Yarmuth. 

Winchester. 



1328. 

Jan. 10. 
Clipstone. 



To Robert de Clypston, keeper of the king's manor [and] peel of Clypston. 
Order to cause all the houses at the said peel built by the late king, except 



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]^328. Membrane 5d — cont. 

the greater gate of the peel and the house built over it, to be amoved from 
the peel without delaj, and to cause certain of them to be erected in the 
aaid manor, as shall seem good to his discretion. 

Vacated, because within the roll. 



1327. 

Dec. IL 
Coveotry. 



Dec. 14. 

Warwick. 



Dec. 18. 

Winchcomb. 



Dec. 21. 

Gloucester. 



Dec. 20. 
Gloucester. 

Dec. 23. 

Worcester. 



Nov. 17. 

Westminster. 



Membrane 4d. 

John de Lukes acknowledges that he owes to James Nicholas and Peter 
Reyner and their fellows, merchants of the society of the Bardi of Florence, 
34/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in 
CO. Leicester. 

Nicholas, abbot of Pippewell, acknowledges, for himself and his convent, 
that he owes to Robert de Arderne, knight, 100/. ; to be levied, in default 
of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Northampton. 

Cancelled on payment, acknowledged hy John de Thorston, RoberCs 
executor. 

John de Waldegrave acknowledges that he owes to Giles de Cogenho 
100 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels 
in CO. Northampton. — The chancellor received the acknowledgment. 

William le Blount and Margery his wife, daughter and co-heiress of 
Theobald de Verdon, tenant in chief of the late king, put in their place 
John de Lodelowe to sue for and demand the risfht fallinjr to them of the 
lands belonging to Theobald. — Thomas de Evesham received the attorn- 
ment. 

The same Thomas admitted the said John, keeper of the said Margery, a 
minor, to demand and sue for her right, etc., as above. 

Henry de Bray of Charwelleton acknowledges that he owes to Thomas 
Hastang' and Elizabeth his wife 200/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, 
of his lands and chattels in co. Gloucester. 

Bartholomew de Rico, merchant of the society of the Giimbaldi of Chieri 
{Kerio), who is going to parts beyond the sea to excercise his merchandise, 
puts Annotus Grymbaud, a merchant of the said society, in his place to win 
or lose in all pleas and quarrels moved by or against him, and to prosecute 
and defend all suits, and to sue for the execution of all recognisances made 
1o him. 

John de Rostele acknowledges that he owes to John Mautravers, the 
younger, 20 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in co. Gloucester. 

Cancelled on payment. 

Stephen le Botiller acknowledges that he owes to Gilbert de Elesefeld 20/. ; 
to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. 
Buckingham. 

John Calewe acknowledges that he owe.«. to John Mautravers, the 
younger, 3,000/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in co. Wilts. 

Cancelled on payment. 

To the piior and convent of Christ Church, C'^nterbury. Order to 
summon the corn-provincial bishops, since the archiepiscopal jurisdiction 
pertains to them during the voidauce of the see, to assemble at a certain 
day at their church of Canterbury, to execute the office of consecration of 
Wulstau, elect-confirmed of Worcester, whom Walter, late archbishop of 



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239 



1327, 



Dec. 12. 

Coventry. 



Dec. 12. 

Coventry. 



Dec. 26. 

Worcester. 



Membrane 4c? — cont. 

Canterbury, wilfully refused to consecrate although frequently requested to 
do so on the king's behalf, VVulstau having been duly elected, and the king 
having long since taken his fealty and restored the temporalities of the 
bishopric to him. The king prohibits them, under pain of forfeiture, from 
attempting, or from permitting any one else to attempt, anything to the 
prejudice of the king's right or the right of the said elect, without consult- 
ing the king, by virtue of any order or commission made or to be made to 
them by any authority whatsoever. By K. and the great council. 

\_F<£deraJ\ 

To the sub-prior and chapter of the cathedral church of Worcester. 
Like prohibition, as the king understands that certain persons are labouring 
to weaken the said election. [/6?"c?.] 

To Adam de Orleton, late bishop of Hereford. Prohibition of his attempt- 
ing, or procuring any one else to attempt, anything to the injury of the 
rights of the crown in the above matter, as the king is much disturbed by 
the report that Adam, having divested himself of the bishopric of Hereford, 
has procured the collation of the said bishopric of Worcester, having no 
consideration to the king's rights, and intimation that the king will cause 
violators of the rights of his crown to be duly punished, according to his 
oath. By K. and the great council. 

[Ibid.] 

To the mayor and sheriffs of London. Order to cause all persons enter- 
ing the port of that city or other places in their bailiwick without the king's 
licence, or wishing to pass from the same to parts beyond sea to be diligently 
searched, and if any persons be found with letters prejudicial to the king, 
concerning the provisions of bishoprics, abbeys, priories, and other benefices 
of the patronage of the king and of other magnates of the realm, or with 
suspected letters, to cause the said letters to be arrested and sent to the king 
with all speed, certifying the king of the names of those in whose posses- 
sions the letters shall be found, as the king is given to understand that 
some persons daily bring such letters into the realm and procure processes 
to be made to the disinheritance of the king and his crown and the 
prejudice of the ma,gnates. Bv K. and the great council* 

[ibid.] 

The like to the following : 

The constable of Dover and [warden] of the Cinque Ports. 

The bailills of Canterbury. [Ibid.] 

To Adam de Orleton, late bishop of Hereford. Prohibition of his 
publishing, or causing to be published, under pain of forfeiture, any 
letters whatsoever concerning the reservation, profection, or provision 
of the church of Worcester prejudicial to the king or his crown, or {ut) 
presuming to use them iu any Avay without consulting the king, and order 
to be before the king and his council Avith the said letters at York 
in the parliament summoned for the Sunday after the Purification next, 
to do and receive what shall then be ordained, as the king understands that 
Adam has dive.sted himself of his bishopric in the Roman court, and has 
procured his transference to the church of Worcester, which is void by the 
death of Thomas de Cobham, the late bishop, who died at Hertelburi, co. 
Worcester, to which church Wolstan has been elected, confirmed, and pro- 
moted, and has received the temporalities thereof, and that Adam has 
brought into the realm divers letters concerning the premises prejudicial to 
the crown, and that he intends to use them notwithstanding the king's 
inhil)itions directed to him several times under the great seal and the privy 
seal. By K. & C, 

[Ibid.] 



240 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1327. Membrane 4c? — cont. 

Dec. 9. To the prior and convent of Ckrist Church, Canterbury. Order to 

Coven'.ry. proceed to the confirmation of John de Godele, dean of Welles and canon 
of Exeter, as bishop of Exeter with all speed, and to execute what pertains 
to them in this matter, since the archiepiscopal jurisdiction pertains to them 
by reason of the voidance of the see of Canterbury, the said John having 
been duly elected, and the king having assented to his election and signified 
this to Walter, late archbishop of Canterbury, who delayed proceeding to 
the confirmation. By K. and the great council. 

To the dean and chapter of the cathedral church of Exeter. Prohibition 
of their attempting, or permitting any one else attempting, under pain of 
forfeiture, anything to the prejudice of the king's right or the right of the 
said elect, without consulting the king, by virtue of any order or commission 
made or to be made to them by any authority whatsoever. 

By K. and the great council. 



Membrane Zd. 

Dec. 10. To W. archbishop of York. Summous to attend a parliament at York 

Coventry, on Suniiay after the Purification next, warning the dean of York and the 
archdeacon to be present at the said day and place, and the chapter of York 
and tlie clergy of his diocese to be present by their proctors respectively, as 
the king wishes to have deliberation upon the articles put forth in the treaty 
for peace at Newcastle-on-Tyne between the envoys of the king and of 
Robert de Brus and other magnates and others of Scotland, and upon 
certain other things touching his crown. [I'oedera ; Rept. Dign. of Peer ^ 
iv. 378.] By K. 

The like to the keepers of the spiritualities of the archbishopric of 
Canterbury, the bishopric of Hereford, and the bishopric of Exeter, these 
sees being void, and to fifteen bishops, the elect of Worcester, and R. bishop 
of Coventry and Lichfield, or his vicar-general, he being absent in remote 
parts. [^Rept. Dign. of Peer.'] 

To the abbot of Westminster. Summons to attend the above parliament. 
[Ibid.] 

The like to eighteen abbots. [Ibid.] 

The like to Thomas, earl of Norfolk and marshal of England. Summons 
to attend the above parliament. [Ibid.] 

The like to five earls and fifty others. [Ibid.] 

To the sheriff of Lincoln. Order to cause two knights of that shire, two 
citizens from every city, and two burgesses from every borough in the 
county to be chosen to attend the above parliament. [Ibid,] 

The like to all the sheriffs of England. [Ibid.] 

To Bartholomew de Burgherssh, constable of Dover castle and warden of 
the Cinque Ports. Order to cause two barons from each of the ports to be 
chosen to attend the above parliament. [Ibid.] 

To W. archbishop of York. Summons to attend the above parliament, 
and order to warn the priors and deans of cathedral churches and the arch- 
deacons of his province to be present in person at the said day, and the 
chapters of cathedral churches and the clergy of each diocese of his province 
to attend by their proctors respectively, as the king, who has ordered each 
bishop to make the like warning in his diocese, does not wish the affairs 
aforesaid to be delayed for want of such warning. By K. 

[Ibid.] 

The like to the keeper of the spiritualities of the archbishopric of Can- 
terbury, the see being void. [Ibid.] 



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241 



1327. 



Dec. 23. 

Worcester. 



Dec. 25. 

Winchester. 



Dec. 23. 

Pershore. 



Dec. 20. 

Gloucester. 



1828. 

Jan. 12. 
Clipstone. 



Membrane Zd — cont. 

To Walter de Norwyco. Order to be present in person at the aljove day 
and place to give his counsel with the others of the king's council. 
[Ibid.] By K. & C. 

The like to seven others. [Ibid.] 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Oriler to can.se J. bishop 
of Winchester to have respite until the octaves of Easter for 500 marks of the 
2,000/. that he acknowledged at the exchequer that he owed to the king, so 
that the king may then cause to be done what shall seem fit by his council 
concerning the debts due from him to the bishop, as the bishop has prayed 
the king to cause the said 500 marks to be allowed to him in the debts due 
to him from the king for his wages for the time when he was in the king's 
service in parts beyond sea. By K. 

To the sheriff of Southampton. Order to permit the said bishop to have 
respite as above. By K. 

Robert de Prayers and Robert de Marchumleye, parson of the church 
of Great Billyng', acknowledge that they owe to John de Wodehous 
10 marks; to be levied, in default of payment, of their lands and chattels 
in CO. Stafford. 

John Golde and John de Walyngford, the younger, acknowledge that 
they owe to John de Wodehous, clerk, 665. Sd. ; to be levied, in default of 
payment, of their lands and chattels in co. Surrey. 

Cancelled on payment. 

William de Fyncal, clerk, has letters to Thomas, bishop of Hereford, to 
receive the yearly pension due to one of the king's clerks by reason of the 
bishop's new creation. By p.s. [1400.] 

Joan, late the wife of Thomas Butetourt, Rog^r de Aylesbury, and Roger 
Hillary put in their places John de Norton and John da Laugeton, cierks, 
to prosecute the execution of a recognisance for 6,000/. made to them in 
chancery by John .son of Richard de Sutton, lord of Malepas. 

To the abbot and convent of Wynchecombe. Request that they will 
admit into their house John Goiz, and that they will grant to him by their 
letters patent such allowance in all things as John de Matyngden, deceased, 
had in their house at the lute king's request. 

Enrolment of release by Joan, late the wife of Nicholas de Sheldon, 
knight, to John de Hothum, bishop of Elv, and his heirs and assigns for 
her lifetime of her right in the manor of Sheldon and in the advowson of 
the church of that manor, saving to her the 10/. yearly from the manor 
granted to her for life by the bishop and confirmed by Henry de Sheldon, 
her son. Witnesses : Sir Richard de Wiiytacre, Sir Ralph de Crophull, 
Sir Roger de Aylesbury, knights; Ralph de Per ham ; Henry de Lisle; 
Thomas Jerveys ; Thomas de Norton ; Anketil de Mikelhull ; John de 
Pype. Dated at Sheldon, 3 November, 1327, 1 Edward III. 

Memorandum, that Joan came into chancery at Sheldon, on 31 December, 
and acknowledged the above deed. 

Thomas de Hareworth acknowledges that he owes to Gaillard Assailly 
10/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in 
CO. Nottingham. — The chancellor received the acknowledgment. 



Jan. ]. 
Lichfield. 



86079. 



Membrane 2d. 

To the prior of Christ Church, Twynham. Order to be before the king 
at York on Monday after the Purification next to answer for his contempt 
in not obeying the king's late order to come to him to treat of certain of his 
affairs. 

Q 



242 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS, 



1328. 

Jan. 3. 

Burtoii-on- 

Trent. 



1327. 

Dec. 26. 

Worcester. 

1328. 

Jan. 2. 

Lichfield. 



Jan. 2. 
Lichfield. 



Jan. 7. 
Nottingham. 

Jan. 10, 

Clipstone. 

Jan. 15. 

Clipstone. 

Jan. 10. 

Clipstone. 



Jan. 23. 

York. 



Jan. 14. 

Clipstone. 



Membrane 2d — cont. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause Roger de 
Swynnerton, t'ne late king's constable of the Tower of London, to have 
respite until the octaves of Easter next for his account of the is.sues of the 
Tower, as the king has granted him this respite because he cannot come to 
the exchequer at the clay given to him by theui, as he is staying in the 
king's service at his side. By K. 

Margaret de Abhale is sent to the abbot and convent of Cirencestre to 
receive her maintenance for life from that house in food and clothing 
according to the requirements of her estate. By K. 

To the justices in eyre in co. Kent. Order to admit the claims of 
Edmund, earl of Kent, for his liberties in that county made before them by 
his attorney in this behalf by the said attorney, and to do justice to the earl 
concerning the same notwithstanding his absence, as the earl, who is staying 
continuously by the king's side, cannot come before them in person on the 
first day of the eyre. By p.s. 

To the same. Order not to put the said earl in default by reason of the 
common summons of the eyre before them in that county, as the king 
warrants to him his absence. By p.s. 

The like to the said justices in favour of the following : 

Walter W'aldeshef, king's Serjeant. [By p.s. 1490.] 

John de Mareigny, usher of the qtieen's chamber. By p.s. [1497.] 

John de Deen, usher of the queen's chamber. By p.s. 

Isabella, queen of England. By K. 



Thomas de Ponynges. 



By p.s. [1506.] 



Jan. 14. 
Clipstone. 



To the justices in eyre in co. Kent. Order to admit Queen Isabella's 
claims for her liberties in that county made before them by her attorney in 
this behalf by the said attorney, and to do justice to her notwithstanding 
her absence, as she cannot come before them in person on the first day of 
the summons of the eyre. By K. 

Robert Daniel of Besewyk acknowledges that he owes to William de 
Melton, archbishop of York, 80 marks; to be levied, in default of payment, 
of his lands and chattels in co. York. 

Cancelled on payjuent. 

The same Robert acknowledges that he owes to Robert de Seint 
Owayn 40/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels 
in CO. York. 

To the prior and convent of St. Martin's, Dover. Whereas the king 
lately sent to them John Pyk, yeoman of his butlery, who has long served 
him and his father, and oi-dered them to cause to be administered to him 
such maintenance in the priory as William de Kent, deceased, had therein 
by the late king's order, and they had previously granted this maintenance 
to the king's sergeant Richard de Dovorr' at Queen Isabella's request, the 
king wills that Richard shall have this maintenance in the priory of his 
grant upon this occasion, and he therefore orders them to administer to him 
such maintenance as the said William had, making to him letters patent 
granting the same to him, notwithstanding the king's order in favour of 
the aforesaid John. 

John de Claworth acknowledges that he owes to Gaillard de Saylly 40/. ; 
to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Notting- 
ham. — The chancellor received the acknowledgment. 



1 EDWAKD III.— Pakt II. 



243 



1328. 

Jan. 10. 
JBIyth. 



Jan. 7. 

Notiinffham. 



Jan. 5. 

NottiDgham. 



1327. 

Dec. 25. 
Worcester. 



Membrane 2d — cont. 

William Rosel, knight, acknowledges that he owes to John de Roos, 
knight, 100 marks; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in co. Derby. — The chancellor received [the acknowledgment]. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause Roger de 
Swynnerton to have respite until the octaves of Easter next for his account 
of the issues of the Tower of London and of the manor of Ekleshale for 
the time when he had the custody thereof by the late king's commission, as 
the king has granted to him this respite because he cannot come to the 
exchequer at the days given to him by the treasurer and barons, because 
he is staying continuously by the king's side in his service. By K. 

To Alfonso, king of Castile, Leon [etc.]. The king has received com- 
plaint from Richard Baret, of the city of Exeter, merchant, that -whereas he 
lately loaded at Exemuth in a ship called, ' La Godeyere ' of Exemuth, 
whereof Nicholas Hoke is master, with money by tale, cloth and other goods 
and wares to the value of 100/., in order to carry them to Bordeaux to trade 
there with them, certain malefactors of the fleet of Alfonso's ships entered 
the ship by force and arms in the island of Use, and took and carried away 
the money, goods and wares aforesaid, wherefore Richard has prayed the 
king to provide a remedy : the king therefore requests the king of Castile to 
hear the complaint of the said merchant, and to cause speedy justice to be 
done to him or to his attorney in the restitution of his said goods or in 
satisfaction therefor, together with his damages, writing back by the bearer 
an account of his proceedings. \F(edera^ 

To John de Sancto Johanne, Adam de Lymbergh, .John de Tycheburn, 
and Thomas de Louthe. Whereas lately at the complaint of Thomas de 
Bynedon of Southampton — setting out that Henry Forst, Walter Forst, 
John Forst, John de Lodelawe, Thomas Neel, John Willy, William atte 
Hide, and Adam Scoy and other malefactors went to his house at South- 
ampton by force and arms whilst he was under the king's protection, and 
broke the doors of his house, and took and carried away silver vessels and 
other goods and chattels to the value of 200/., and assaulted, beat, and 
wounded his men and servants, whereby he lost their service for a long 
time, and that they also went to two of his ships lying at anchor in the port 
of that town, which were loaded on the king's behalf to go to Gascony to 
carry salt and wines thence into this realm for the use of the king and of 
Edmund, earl of Kent, and entered them, and took and carried away the 
tackle of the ships and other goods and chattels of the king and of his 
found in the ships to the value of 100/., and arrested the ships wilfully, and 
detained them under arrest so long that the king and he lost the voyage of 
the ships aforesaid for that season, — the king appointed the aforesaid John, 
Adam, John, and Tiiomas his justices to hear and determine the said 
trespasses ; and the king is now given to understand on behalf of Queen 
Isabella, to whom the late king assigned the ferm of the town of South- 
ampton in dower, that the said Henry, Walter, and the others, caused the 
aforesaid vessels, goods, chattels, and ships to be arrested because the said 
Thomas de Bynedon detained in his possession 322/. 6s. 4rf. that he and 
Richard de Sutton and Henry le Flemmyng lately levied of the said ferm 
for the use of the said queen, and refused to sati-sfy her for the same, and 
still refuses to do so, and for no other reason, and she has besought the king 
to provide a remedy so that the said Henry Forst and the others may not 
be aggrieved unduly by reason of the said arrest : the king therefore, con- 
■ sidering that it is not consonant with reason that Henry Forst and the 
others shall be molested for this reason, and wishing to obviate the malice 
of the said Thomas, orders the aforesaid justices to supersede entirely tho 

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244 . CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



]^327. Metnbrane 2d — cont. 

process against tlie said Henry Forst and the others, and to send into 
chancery under their seals the king's letters appointing them his justices in 
this matter, and also the whole process made by them by virtue of the said 
letters. By K. & C. 



-ooo Membrane Id. 

Jan. 17. To the sheriff of Kent. Order to cause proclamation to be made that no 

Blyth, one need go to Canterbury by reason of the king's late summons of an eyre 
there in the quinzaine of St. Hilary next, as the king wills that the eyre 
shall not be held upon this occasion, because he has summoned a parliament 
at York on Sunday after the Purification next, so that the magnates and 
proceres, who are summoned to attend the parliament, cannot come on the 
day of the summons of the eyre at Canterbury, and the king cannot dis- 
pense with the presence and counsel of the justices in the said parliament. 

By K. & C. 

Jan. 21. John son of Henry de Kelm acknowledges that he owes to Robert son of 

York. John de Neuwerk, clerk, 6 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of 
his lands and chattels in co. Nottingham, 

Jan. 1. To W. elect confirmed of Worcester. Prohibition of his doing anything 

Lichfield, that may be to the prejudice of the king's right or in derogation of his 
election to the bishopric, by pretext of any notification or mandate to be 
made to him by any authority whatsoever, secretly or openly, until the 
matter have been considered in the parliament at York, which he is 
summoned to attend in person or, if he be hindered, by proctor, the king 
having ordered Adam de Orleton, late bishop of Hereford, who has pro- 
cured himself to be provided with the said bishopric of Worcester by 
suppression of the truth concerning the same, to be present at the said 
parliament. 

Jan. 20. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to permit Richard 

York. de la Pole, the king's butler, to have respite until the quinzaine of Easter 
next for all debts due to the exchequer and for all accounts that he is bound 
to render ihere, as the king has granted this respite because he is charged 
with the making of divers provisions touching his ofBce for the expenses of 
the king's household, and it will be necessary for him to lay out divers sums 
of his own money in making such provisions. 

Jan. 22. Henry de Brauntiston acknowledges that he owes to John de Mongomery 

York, 500/. : to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. 
Norfolk. 

Memorandum, that Robert de Clipston, Thomas de Mammesfeld of 
Clipston, Peter Wythe Berd, and other men and tenants of the town of 
Kynges Clipston came before the king at the said town, on 14 January, in 
the first year of his reign, and complained to him that the late king 
caused a wood called of old time ' Clipston Park ' and certain other places 
in his forest of Shirewode, wherein they and their ancestors from time 
out of mind have been wont to have common of pasture, leaves, and divers 
other profits and conmiodities, to be enclosed with a ditch and pale and a 
park to be made thereof, and thus the wood and places have been hitherto 
and are still enclosed, and the said men and tenants liave lost their common 
and other profits aforesaid up to this time, and they prayed the king to 
cause justice to be done to them concerning this matter; and the king, 
wishing to shew tliem favour in recompence for their loss by the said 
enclosure.", wills and giants th-at they and their heirs for ever shall have in 
. lii.< Hay of Birkeluud, in the said foi-ests, common of pasture for all their 



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1328. Membrane Id — cont. 

beasts and sheep, goats alone excepted, without hindrance from him or his 
ministers, just as they and their ancestors had in the aforesaid wood and 
places before the enclosure, and also that they shall have at his will ferns 
(feut/cram) and foliage in the said wood called ' Clipston Parit ' and in the 
said places, rendering to him therefor 13s. 4d. yearly by the hands of the 
keeper of the manor and park of Clipston for the time being ; provided that 
they do not claim or exact anything therein except the said ferns and foliage, 
and that only at the king's will. And hereupon John de Crumbwell, 
keeper of the forest this side Trent, is ordered to permit the men and 
tenants to have common in the aforesaid Hay ; and Robert de Clipston, 
keeper of the manor and park of Clipston, is ordered to permit them to 
have the said ferns and foliage in the aforesaid wood and places in form 
aforesaid. By K. 

Jan. 23. John de Poul acknowledges thnt he owes to William Trussebut, knight, 

York. 60/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. 
York. 

Robert Daniel of Besewyk acknowledges that he owes to Robert de 
Beverlaeo, clerk, 100/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands 
and chattels in co. York. 



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-jorto Membrane 39. 

Jan. 25. To the sheriff of York. Order to cause a coroner for that county to be 

York. elected in place of Simon Lovel, whom the king has caused to be amoved 
from office because he is insufficiently qualified. 

By testimony of Thomas Wake. 

To the sheriff of Norfolk. Order to cause a coroner for that county to 
be elected in place of Henry de Walpol, who is incapacitated by infirmity 
and age. 

Jan. 25. To Simon de Grymesby, escheator this side Trent. Order to cause dower 

York. to be assigned to Joan, late the wife of Henry son of John, tenant in chief, 
upon her taking oath not to marry without the king's licence. 

To the same. Order to deliver to the aforesaid Joan, mother of John 
son of the said Henry, as next friend of the heir, a moiety of the manor of 
Whittyngeham and of the hamlets of Throunton and Barton, to be kept for 
the use of the heir, as the king learns by inquisition taken by the escheator 
that the said Henry held on the day of his death the said moieties in chief 
by the service of rendering a sore-coloured sparrow-hawk or half a mark 
yearly for all service, and that he held no other lands of the king in chief 
on the said day by reason whereof the custody of his lands ought to pertain 
to the king, and that the said John is his next heir and is aged two years. 

Jan. 27. To Simon de Bereford, escheator beyond Trent. Order not to inter- 

York, meddle further with the lands of Geoffrey de Skeftyngton, and to restore 
the issues thereof, as the king learns by inquisition taken by William 
Trussel, late escheator beyond Trent, that Geoffrey held no lands in chief 
at his death by reason whereof the custody of his lands ought to pertain 
to the king. 

Jan. 26. To the sheriff" of Lancaster. Order to cause a coroner for that county 

York. to be elected in place of Thomas de Osbaldeston, who is incapacitated by 
illness and infirmity. 

Jan. 27. To Thomas Wake, keeper of the Forest beyond Trent, or to him who 

York. supplies his place in the forest of Cannock (Cannoco). Order to cause 

Philip de Somervill's wood of Alrewas, which is within the metes of the 

said forest and which was taken into the king's hands for trespass of vert, 

to be replevied to the said Philip. 

Jan. 26. To Simon de Bereford, escheator beyond Trent. Order to cause Eobert 

York. de Clifford, brother and heir of Koger de Clifford, to have seisin of his 
brother's lands in the escheator's bailiwick, the king having taken his 
homage for his brother's lands on 20 August last, and ordered Simon de 
Grimesby, escheator this side Trent, to cause him to have seisin of his 
brother's lands in Simon's bailiwick. 

Jan. 21. To the same. Order not to distrain William Bard of Butterwyk for his 

York. homage and fealty for the lands that he holds of the king, as the king has 

taken his homage and fealty. By p.s. [1509.] 

Jan. 27. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause allowance 

York. to be made to the executors of the will of Alan de Cobeldik, late keeper of 

the manor of Wilghton, co. Lincoln, which belonged to the Templars, for 

the wages and stipends and the arrears thereof of John de Whytington, 



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1328. Membrane 39 — cont. 

clerk, paid by Alan in execution of the kinj^'s order of 15 April, in the 
17th year of his reign [as in this Calendar, 17 Edward II. p. 108]. 

Jan. 28. To the collectors of the custom of wool, hides, and wool-fells in the port 

York. of London. Order to pay to John de Hanon[ia] 500 marks out of the 
issues of the custom for Michaelmas term last, if they have not already paid 
him that sum, any order of the king's to pay the issues elsewhere notwith- 
standing, the king having, on 7 February lasr, granted to the said John 
1,000 marks yearly from tlie issues of the custom in that port, to be received 
until the king should provide him with 1,000 marks of land yearly within 
the realm, and the king caused 500 marks for Easter terra last to be paid 
out of the treasury. 

To the same. Like order to pay 50 marks to Philip de Castro for 
Michaelmas term last, in accordance with the king's grant to him of 100 
marks yearly from the issues of the custom in that port, to be received 
until the king should cause him to be provided with 100 marks of land 
yearly within the realm, the king having caused 50 marks to be paid to him 
for Easter term last out of the treasury. 

Feb. 3. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause allowance 

Knaresborough. to be made to Kobert But and John de Multon, son of Alexander de 
Hippetoft, collectors of the custom at Boston, for 535/. paid by them to 
Peter de Besaz, proctor of certain men of tlie duchy [of Aquitaine], to 
whom Edward I. owed 735/., being the balance of that sum, receipt whereof 
Peter has acknowledged in chancery in person. 
Jan. 28. To the sheriff of Salop. Whereas the king lately, understanding that 

Ycrk. Master Thomas de Eyton, dean of Briggenorth, which is a free chapel of the 
king's exempt from all ordinary jurisdiction, had died, granted the deanery 
to Henry de Harley, clerk, and ordered the sheriff to induct him into 
corporal possession thereof ; and afterwards, because Thomas appeared 
before the king in the enjoyment of bodily health, the king revoked the 
grant to Henry and frequently ordered the sheriff to amove Henry from 
possession of the deanery, and to restore Thomas thereto ; and because the 
slieriff returned that he could not execute the order because Henry kept 
himself in possession of the deanery with a force, not permitting him to be 
amoved thence by the sheriff, the king ordered the sheriff to amove Henry 
from the deanery and to restore Thomas thereto, taking with him for this 
purpose the posse of the county, if necessaiy; and afterwards the king, 
upon being given to understand that Thomas and Henry had gathered a 
multitude of armed men and footmen by colour of the king's orders, and 
prepared to attack each other, ordered the sheriff to prohibit both of them 
or any other from collecting men-at-arms or doing anything in this matter 
by armed force, and, if necessary, to cause proclamation to be made to this 
effect, and tc supersede until otherwise ordered the king's order to amove 
Henry and to restore Thomas, and to summon Henry and Thomas to be 
before the king in the quinzaine of Martinmas last with tlie king's letters 
and other evidences touching the premises, to propound tht^ir reasons and 
to do and receive what the king's court should consider in the premises; 
and both Thomas and Henry appeared in chancery on the said day, and, 
after adjournment from day to day and after the reasons on both sides had 
been heard, the said Henry said nothing why he should not be amoved from 
possession of the deanery and why Thomas should not be restored to the 
same : the king orders the sheriff to amove Henry from possession of the 
deanery without delay, and to restore Thomas to the same, taking with him 
the/J0.95e of the county, if necessary, and to lake and imprison any whom 
he may find resisting him in the deanery or the houses pertaining to the 
same, so that they be not delivered from prison without the king's special 
order, certif)ing the king of their names. 



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1328. Memhrarte 39 — cont. 

Feb. 4. To the sheriff of Hereford. Order to caune a coroner for that county to 

York. be elected in place of William de la Were, who is insufficiently qualified. 

Like order to cause a coroner for the same county to be elected in 
place of John de Wonneton. 

Feb. 5, To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. John de Lancastria has 

York. shewn the king that whereas the late king committed to him during pleasure 
the custody of certain lands in co. Lancaster, which formerly belonged to 
Thomas, late eai'l of Lancaster, and to others in that county, and the 
treasurer and barons caused him to come to the exchequer to render account 
to the king of the issues aforesaid, and he paid to the exchequer at various 
times 1,400?., and he expended a great sum of money, as he is prepared to 
verify, about the taking of the said money from that county through cos. 
Chester, Stafford, Leicester, and other counties to the exchequer, which was 
then at Westminsrer, in the expenses of divers men-at-arms, both footmen 
and horsemen, whom he sent to Westminster with the said money for its 
protection by reason of the dangers of the ways, and in the carriage of the 
same money, nevertheless the treasurer and barons defer making him any 
allowance therefor in his account, wherefore he has prayed tiie king to 
provide a remedy : the king therefore orders the treasurer and barons to 
account with John for his reasonable expenses in this behalf, and to cause 
him to have allowance therefor. 

Feb. 5. To the same. Order to cause the executors of Dougall Makdowell to be 

York. discharged of tiie arrears of 10/. yearly from 4 August, 20 Edward II., 
until 23 February followine, the late king having, on the 4 August, granted 
to Dougall the custody of the lands ihal belonged to Henry de Malton, 
tenant in chief of the late king, in cf>s. York and Cumberland, which were 
in the late king's hands by reason of the minority of Henry's heir, to have 
from Micliaelmas following until the heir Cfime of age, rendering therefor 
30/. yearly, out of which sum the said king willed that Dougall should be 
allowed the 20/. yearly that he received from him during his pleasure, and 
the present king, on the said 23 February, remitted the remaining 10/. 
yearly to Dougall for his good service to the late king, and the executors 
have now shewn to the king that the treasurer and barons distrain them for 
the ar-rears of the said 10/. between 4 August and 23 February, and they 
have prayed the king for a remedy, and the king has remitted the said 
arrears lo them. By K. 

Jan. 30. To the same. William, son and heir of William de {sic) Latymer, has 

Knaresborough. she>vn the king that his father at his death was bound to the late king in 
divers debts, which are exacted from the son for the king's use, and the late 
king was indebted to William's father in divers sums for various causes, and 
he has prayed the king to cause the latter sums to be allowed to him in the 
debts due to the late king : the king therefore orders the treasurer and 
. barons to call before them the said William, and to examine any letters, 
bills, and other evidences in his possession concerning the debts aforesaid, 
and to account with him, and to allow to him the sums that they shall find 
were due to his father in the said debts due to the exchequer, and to certify 
the king of the sums in excess of the allowances found to be due from the 
son, nnd for what reason they are due, superseding the distraint meanwhile 
for the said debts. ' By p.s. [1528.] 

Membrane 38. 

Jnn. 28. To Simon de Bereford. escheator beyond Trent. Order to cau.se Robert 

York. de Clifford, son and heir of Matilda, late the wife of Robert de Clifford, to 

liave seisin of all the lands whereof she was seised in her demesne as of fee 

in the escheator \s bailiwick, as the king took Robert's homage on 20 August 



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132S. Membrane 38 — cont. 

last for the lands that she held of the late king at her death, and ordered 
Thomas le fitz Johan, earl of Kildare, justiciary of Ireland, to cause him to 
have seisin of the lands of the said Matilda in Ireland. 

Jan. 26. To the sheriff of Suffolk. Order to deliver to John de Barton the goods 

York. and chattels of the abbot of Fecamp to the value of 99/. 5*. 4rf. arrested by 
him in execution of the king's order to arrest goods to the value of 
!;0/. 13*. lie?, [for the reasons stated at pages 181, 191 above'], the sheriff 
having satisfied John for 180/. 6*. Id. w^hich the abbot paid to him for his 
goods previously arrested, and to arrest goods of the abbot and men to the 
value of 8s. 7d., the remainder of the albove sum of 99/. 13*. \\d., and to 
cause them to be kept safely until John be satisfied for that sum, certifying 
the king of his proceedings. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to examine the 
late king's letters of privy seal to the treasurer and chamberlains orderihg 
tiiem to pay to Master William de Weston, who was then going to the 
Roman court in his service, 100 marks from the treasury towards his expenses, 
and to account with William for his wages ordained by the late king for the 
days during which he was in the said service, and to allow him what they 
shall find to be due to him in the said 100 marks and in 50 marks that he 
acknowledged before the barons of the late king's exchequer to have 
received from the treasurer as imprest, and to cause all other things 
necessary for the final issue of his account to be done speedily, as he has 
prayed the king to cause his account to be audited and allowance to be made 
to him for his expenses, and he has shewn to the king that he expended the 
above sums and more about the affairs aforesaid. 

To the sheriff of Cornwall. Order to cause a coroner for that county to 
be elected in place of Osbert Hamelyn, who is incapacitated by age and 
infirmity. 

Feb. 1. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause the 

York. executors of Hervey de Staunton to have an assignment where they may be 
speedily paid for 800/., for the money of the said Hervey in St. Edmund's 
abbey that the king, after the arrival of him and Queen Isabella, caused to 
be taken as imprest and to be administered for his affairs, for which Hervey 
or his executors have not been satisfied. By K. 

Jan. 29. To the sheriff of Essex. Order to cause a verlerer for the forest of 

York. Essex to be elected in place of William de Kolleston, who is incapacitated 
by age and infirmity. 

Jan. 30. To John de la Lannde. Order to deliver to John de Fenles, of the king's 

Knaresborough. orift^ all the issues received from his lands for the time when John de la 
Launde had the custody thereof that are still in his hands, the king having, 
on 3 July last, ordered John de la Launde to deliver to John de Fenles all 
the lands of the latter, which were taken into the late king's hands because 
John de Fenles was born in France, which lands Queen Isabella and the 
king before his accession committed to John de- la Launde for custody, and 
tlie king at the same time ordered John de la Launde to retain in his hands 
the issues of the lands that had not been paid into the exchequer, and the 
king afterwards, upon being given to understand that certain persons were 
huing to have the said money out of the hands of John de la Launde, 
ordej-ed the latter to cause the money levied by him before the said 3 July 
(o be kept safely, and to cause to be levied what still remained to be levied, 
and to pay it into the exchequer. By p.s. [1529.] 

To Simon de Bereford, escheator beyond Trent. Order not to distrain 
•lohn de Ficnles for his homage for the lands that he holds of the king in 
England, as the king has respited his homage for a year from this day. 

By p.s. [1530.] 



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1328. Membrane 38 — cont. 

Jan. 28. To Ricliard Dammari, justice u£ Chester, and to John Paynel, chamber- 

York. laiQ there. Whereas at the prosecution of Oliver de Burdegala and Matilda 
his wife — suggesting that they were seised of the manor of Smalwode, 
CO. Chester, as of her right until the death of Joan, bite the wife of Nicholas 
Daudele, and that the king's ministers in that county before his accession 
seised the manor into his hands after Joan's death, and detained the same 
until the king caused it to be deliv^gred to Oliver and Matilda by process 
therein made by them against him, to hold as they held it before, and that 
the king's ministers received the issues of the manor for his use during all 
the time of its detention, which issues remained in the king's possession 
upon the delivery of the manor, and p)-aying the king to cause restitution 
of the issues to be made to them — the king ordered the said jusiice to 
enquire by inquisition what the manor is worth yearly, and how long it was 
detained in the king's hands, and it is found by the said inquisition that the 
manor is worth yearly in all issues 32/. 4*. S\d., and in addition to this 
value the bondmen of the manor render every third year at Whitsuntide Al. 
for a custom called ' le couyeld,' and that the aforesaid Joan died before 
St. Peter ad Vincula, 16 Edward II., and the manor was taken into the 
king's * hands immediately after her death by his escheator in co. Chester 
before his accession, and that the manor was detained in the king's hands 
from the day of its taking until 12 April, -17 Edward XL, and the king took 
the issues and profits of the manor in rents, customs, and ferms, together 
with 4/. of the aforesaid custom that fell due at Whitsuntide, in the 16th 
year of the reign : the king therefore orders the justice and chamberlain to 
cause Oliver to have the issues received from the manor from the time of 
its taking into the king's hands until the said 12 April. 

Feb. 4. To the sheriff of Essex. It is shewn to the king on behalf of Hugh de 

York. Audele and Margaret his wife, one of" the sisters and heiresses of Gilbert de 
Clare, sometime earl of Gloucester, that although they entered the manor of 
Thaxstede, — which Bartholomew de Badelesmeie held for life of the said 
earl's demise, and which was assigned to the said .Margaret after Bartholo- 
mew's death in her purparty of the earl's lands — by virtue of the quarrel of 
Thomas, late earl of Lancaster, according to the statute in the last parliament 
at Westminster, by writ directed to the sheriff of that county, as Margaret's 
right and inheritance, and they thus hold it at present, nevertheless the said 
sheriff intends amoving them thence by virtue of a writ directed to him at the 
prosecution of Margaret, late the wife of the said Bartholomew, asserting 
tliat she is of the said quarrel, to resume her -lands into the king's hands 
and deliver them to her ; the king, not wishing Hugh and Margaret his 
wife to be wronged, orders the sheriff to have respect to the fact that Hugh 
is of the aforesaid quarrel, and to the right claimed by hira and his wife in 
the manor and to their long seisin thereof, and not to attempt anything 
to their prejudice by virtue of such general orders. 

Jan. 28. To the sheriff of Southampton. Order to take anew the oaths of office of 

York. the verderers in the forest of La Bokholte who are sufficiently qualified, and 
to cause others to be elected in place of those who are insufficiently qualified, 
causing such persons to be elected as best know and can execute the office, 
certifying tiie king of the names of those remaining in office and of those to 
be thus elected, as the king wills that the verderers elected in the time of 
Edward I. and Edward II. who are sufficiently qualified shall remain in 
office, and that others shall be elected in place of tliose who are insufficiently 
qualified. 

Jan. 26. To the collectors of the custom of wool, hides, and wool-fells in tlie port 

York. of Kyngeston-on-Hull. Whereas the king lately ordained that all mer- 

* A.s earl of Chester. 



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1328. Membrane 3S—cont. 

chants, both native and alien, might buy freely wool, hides, and wool-fells 
within and without the staples ordained in the realm, wherever they wished, 
and might load them in the ports of the realm where the king's collectors 
receive his custom, and might take them out of the realm until Christmas 
last, notwithstanding the ordinance of the staple, on condition that the 
merchants made a loan to him in aid of the Scotch war of 20*. upon every 
sack of wool, three hundred hides, and last of wool-fells ; and afterwards, on 
23 September last, he acquitted the citizens of London of such loan for their 
wool, hides, and wool-fells loaded and taken out of the realm from the time 
of the said oi'dinance until the said 23 September; and Simon Fraunceys, 
citizen of London, has now shewn to the king that he was in the king's 
service in parts beyond sea from the time of the said ordinance until the 
said 23 September, and that in the meantime 76 marks of the said loan 
were paid to the aforesaid collectors from 54 sacks of his wool loaded in 
that port under his own name and from 22 sacks of his wool loaded in that 
port under the name of John de Ledes, his servant and merchant, as if he 
had not been a citizen of the said city and quit of the said loan, and he has 
prayed the king to cause him to be acquitted of the said loan, and to cause 
the said 76 marks to be restored to him : the king therefore orders the 
collectors to cause the said 76 marks thus received from Simon's servants to 
be restored to him in full, so far as he can prove that the said wool was his. 

Jan. 28. To Simon de Bereford, escheator beyond Trent. Order not to distrain 

York. John, abbot of Mount St. Michael in Normandy, for fealty for the lands 
that he holds of the king, as he has done homage. 

Tlie like to Otto de Grandissono, keeper of the islands of Jereseye and 
Gernereye. 

Membrane 37. 

Feb. 8. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer, and to the chamberlains. 

York. The bailiffs and community of Great Yarmouth have shewn to the king that 
whereas the late king sent to Yarmouth Adam de Bridelyngton, clerk, with 
300/. to be carried to John Lesturmy, his admiral towards the north, for 
payment to certain men of the admiral's bailiwick by Adam's advice upon 
security being found for repayment of the same to the said king, and the 
said John, about St. Peter ad Vincula, in the 20th year of the reign, ordered 
the bailiifs and community to prepare their ships to set out in the said king's 
service at sea in aid of the fishermen of England, who were dail}' robbed 
and slain, and hereupon delivered to the bailiffs and community 230/. of the 
said 300/. in Adam's presence, and the bailiffs and community made their 
letters obligatory to the said king for the said sum received as a loan, no 
mention being made in the letters that they had received the aforesaid sum 
towards the expenses of the mariners setting out as above in the said king's 
service, and they fear that the said 230/. maybe exacted from them eventually, 
wherefore they have prayed the king to cause them to be acquitted of this 
sum and to cause their said letters to be restored to them : the king there- 
fore orders the treasurer and barons and chamberlains to cause the bailiffs 
and community to be acquitted of tLe above .sum, if they ascertain by 
inquisition or otherwise that they received it for the above service and that 
they did the service, notwithstanding that the letters contain that they 
received the said sum as a loan, and to cause the letters to be restored to 
them. By pet. of C. 

Feb. 9. To Simon de Grymesby, escheator this side Trent. Order to resume 

York. into the king's hands the wardships and marriages of heirs still under age 

who held of Thomas, late earl of Lancaster, and the ferras and lands that 



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^328. Membi'ane 37 — cent. 

Avere in the earl's hands by reason of the minority of such heirs and for 
other reasons in his bailiwick, which were taken into the late king's hands 
by reason of the earl's quarrel, together with the bodies of the he'rs if they 
are still under age, and to deliver them, together with the l.odies of 
the heirs, the issues received by him, and the arrears of ferms for 
which answer was not made to the late king, and any goods of the earl's in 
his custody, to John de Kynardesleye, Michael de Meldou, and Nicholas de 
Stapelton, executors of the earl's will, in order to make execution of his 
will, as it was agreed in the parliament at Westminster that those who 
were of the earl's quarrel to prosecute Hugh le Despenser, the younger, 
and Hugh le Despenser, the elder, shall have their lands again, etc. 

Feb. 12. To Simon de Bereford, escheator beyond Trent. Order not to dist'-aiu 

York. J. bishop of Winchester for fealty for the lands that he holds of the king, 

as he has done fealty. By p.s. [1570.] 

Feb. 10. To the prior of Spaldyng. Order to pay to the abbot of St. Nicholas, 

York. Angers, or to his proctor, 40/. yearly from the time when the king restored 
to the abbot his lands, fees, and advowsons, which the late king took into 
his hands by reason of the war between him and the king of France, and to 
cause that sum to be paid to the abbot hereafter, if they are bound to pay 
him that sum yearly, as the abbot has shewn to the king that a composition 
was made between a late abbot, his predecessor, and the convent and a late 
prior of Spaldyng and the convent for the settlement of divers disputes, 
whereby the prior and convent of Spaldyng are bound to the abbot and 
convent in 40/. yearly, to be paid to the abbot or his proctor at Spaldyng in 
the octaves of Midsummer, and that the prior of Spaldyng, supposing that 
this sum is an apportum by reason of certain words concerning an apportum 
contained in the king's writ for delivery of the abbot's lands, etc., has 
detained the aforesaid sum from the abbot from the time of the delivery of 
the lands, etc., wherefore the abbot has prayed the king to provide a remedy. 
The king makes this order because such a rent to be paid to any one at a 
certain place within the realm ought not to be called an apportum. It is 
provided that the prior shall satisfy the king for the said yearly sum for the 
time when the abbot's lands were in the hands of him and his father. 

It was agreed by the justices. 

Feb. 13. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to account with 

York. the executors of the will of John, late bishop of Norwich, for the sum 
delivered to the bishop at the exchequer towards his expenses in going to 
France by the late king's order with others for the reformation of peace with 
the king of France, and for his expenses for the days during which he was 
employed in the said service in going thither, staying there, and returning, 
and to allow to them as much lor a day as was ordained by the late king 
and his council at another time, and to allow him for his expenses for 
crossing the sea and for any envoys he may have sent in this behalf, and to 
cause to be done what ought to be done for the final issue of the account, in 
accordance with the executors' petition to the king. 

To the same. Order to cause Humphrey de Bassingburn to be discharged 
of 10/. of the issues of Hugh de Audele's manors of Rothewell, VVhiston, 
Perneweldon, and Navesby, cos. Northampton and Rutland, which he has 
paid to Hugh in execution of the king's order to deliver to him any issues 
remaining in his hands from the above manors, which were taken into the 
late king's hands by reason of the quarrel of Thomas, late earl of Lancaster, 
and which were in Humphrey's custody by the late king's commission. 

To Otto de Grandisono, keeper of the i.slands of Gernereye and Jereseye, 
Serk, and Aureneye, or to him who supplies his place in the islands. Order 
to restore the lands of men of religion and others of the power of the king 



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1328. Membrane 37 — cont. 

of France in the islands, which were taken into the late king's hands by 
reason of the disputes between him and the king of France, as peace now 
exists between the king and the king of France. [Foedera.} 

Feb. 7. To the treasurer and barons of tlie exchequer. Order to discharge 

York. Walter de Norwico, to whom Thomas, earl of Lancaster, demised at ferm 
the lands of William de Huntyngfeld in Mendham and Estbradenham, 
which were held of the earl by knight service and were in his custody by 
reason of the minority of William's heirs, of the arrears of the ferm of the 
said lands for which answer was not made to the late king, which ferm the 
earl afteiwards granted to Wilham Tuchet, who was of his quarrel, and 
which Walt-er was afterwards wont to render to the exchequer by reason of 
William Tuchei's forfeiture, as it was ordained in parliament that those 
who were of the earl's quarrel shall have their lands again ; so that Walter 
may answer for the arrears to William de Melburn and William de 
Dunolmia, executors of the will of the said William Tuchet. 

To Walter de Norwico. Order to pay the said arrears to the aforesaid 
executors. 

Feb. 12. To Walter Turk, keeper of the lands that belonged to Hugh le Despenser, 

York. the younger, in co. Bucks. Order to deliver to Geoffrey de Bolestrod a 
messuajre now a toft, a water-mill, 91 acres of land, 9 acres of meadow, 
16 acres of pasture, 6 acres of wood, 6 acres of heath, and 20*. 2d. of yearly 
rent in Clialfhunte St. Peter's, as the king learns by inquisition taken by 
William de ShareshuU, Robert de Asshele, and John Loveday that the prior 
and brethren of the Hospital of St. John of Jerusalem in England granted 
the premises to John de Horneby and the said Geoffrey, on Tuesday after 
St. Barnabas, 14 Edward II,, for their lives, and that they were in seisin 
thereof by virtue of this grant for two years followinsj, and that John de 
Horneby afterwards demised his estate therein to Geoffrey, by virtue whereof 
Geoffrey was seised of the premises for a year after the grant aforesaid, and 
continued his seisin thereof until Monday after St. Matthew, 18 Edward XL, 
upon which day Hugh le Despenser, the younger, amoved him from the 
said tenements wilfully and without reasonable cause, and that the tenements 
were thus in Hugh's hands until they came to the king's hands by his 
forfeiture, and that they are in the king's hands solely for this reason, and 
that Geoffrey has not changed his estate therein in any way. 

Feb. 14. To the sheriff of Stafford. Order to cause a coroner for that county to 

York. be elected in place of William de Tymmore, who is incapacitated by age. 

Feb. 18. To Mary, late the wife of Aymer de Valencia, earl of Pembroke. Order 

York. to pay to the abbot and convent of Sallay the arrears of a yearly rent of 
10 marks for the time that the manor of Temple Neusum has been in her 
hands by the king's grant, and to pay them the said rent yearly for so long 
as the manor shall be in her hands, as it was found by an inquisition taken 
by the late king's order by Richard de Aldeburgh and Adam de Hoperton 
that Stephen, abbot of Sallay, and the convent of the same a hundred years 
ago demised at ferm for ever to Alan Marcell, then master of the order of 
the Temple in England, and to the brethren of the same order five carucates 
of land and five parts of all the wood of Halton, and quit-claimed to them 
five bovates of land in the same town, rendering therefor to the abbot and 
convent 10 marks yearly, and that the abbot and his successors were seised 
of this rent from that time continuously by the hands of the master and 
brethren of the order during its existence, and that after the condemnation 
of the order the abbot and convent received the rent when the said lands 
were in the late king's hands and when they were in the hands of Thomas, 
late earl of Lancaster, who entered them as lord of the fee when the late 



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king's hand was amoved therefrom, until the earl's death, when the lands 
came to the late king's hands, and the late king, after the said inquisition 
had been taken, ordered the keepers of the castle and honour of Pontefract 
to pay to the abbot and convent the arrears of the rent from the time of the 
earl's death, and to pay the same rent thenceforth, and it is found by 
certificate of the treasurer and barons of the exchequer sent into the chan- 
cery by the king's order that the said rent was paid to the abbot and convent 
by Thomas Deyvill, late keeper of the manor of Temple Neusum, whereof 
the said town of Halton is a parcel, and was allowed to Thomas in his 
accounts at the exchequer of the issues of the said manor. 

Feb. 19. To Simon de Grymesby, escheator this side Trent. Order to assign 

York. dower to Matilda, late the wife of John de Kirkebride, as she has taken 
oath not to marry without the king's licence, the king having, on 8 November 
last, taken the homage of Walter de Kirkebride, brother and heir of the said 
John, for the lands that his father held in chief, and ordered the escheator 
to cause him to have seisin thereof, saving Matilda's dower. 

Feb. 20. To the same. Order not to intermeddle further with a messuage, 300 

York. acres of land, and 14 acres of meadow in Elmeton, and to deliver the issues 
thereof since the death of Joan, late the wife of Hamo de Mascy, to 
William de Eynecourt, as the king learns by inquisition taken by the 
escheator that Joan held the premises for life of William's inheritance of 
the king in chief as of the crown by the service of a quarter of a knight's 
fee. 

Vacated, because otherwise below. 

Feb. 18. To Simon de Bereford, escheator beyond Trent. Order to cause Henry 

York. le Fauconer, son and heir of John le Fauconer, to have seisin of the lands 
that his father held in chief of the late king, upon his finding security for 
payment of his relief, and to deliver to him the issues thereof since 
4 February, in the first year of the king's reign, when the king took his 
homage and rendered the lands to him, as Henry has been unable to sue the 
lands out of the king's hands owing to illness. By p.s. [1585.] 

Feb. 28. To Alesia, late the wife of Edmund, earl of Arundel. Order not to 

York. intermeddle further with a messuage, two gardens, and a rood of land in 
Farlyngton, which the king lately granted to her with the manor of 
Farlyngton in aid of the maintenance of her and her boys, as the king 
learns by inquisition taken by Ralph de Bereford, James de Norton, and 
John de Tycheburn that Hugh le Despenser, the elder, unjustly disseised 
William de Stotevill of the messuage, gardens, and land aforesaid, and that 
William never remitted his right therein to Hugh, or changed his estate 
therein in any way, and that the messuage, gardens, and land were taken 
into the late king's hands by Hugh's forfeiture, and are still in the king's 
hands for this reason and no other, and that they were held of Hugli as of 
the manor of Creuker, and that they are worth 6s. 2d. yearly. The king 
will cause her to be provided with other lands to the value of the said lands. 

By K. & C. 



Membrane 36. 

Feb. 9. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Whereas the late king 

York. ordered Henry de Percy, late keeper of the bishopric of Durham and 
receiver of the issues of the same, by letters of privy seal to permit Robert 
Baynard, lately one of the keepers of the bisliopric and of the goods of 
Anthony, sometime bishop of that place, to retain in his possession 20/. of 
the issues of the bishopric and of the said goods, towards the expenses of 



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himself and his ministers in the bishopric, until Robert de Barton's account 
of the custody aforesaid ; and the king learns from the complaint of Robert 
de Barton, then receiver of the issues of the bishopric, that although Robert 
Baynard retained the said 20/. for the reason aforesaid, as he alleges is 
contained in an indenture made between him and the said Robert Baynard, 
nevertheless the treasurer and barons intend charging him with the said 'lOl. 
as if he had received them, wherefore he has prayed the king to provide a 
remedy : the king therefore orders them to examine the writ and indenture 
aforesaid, and to discharge Robert do Barton of the said 201. if they find 
that Robert Baynard retained that sum as is aforesaid. 

Feb. 20. To Simon de Grymesby, escheator this side Trent. Order not to inter- 

York, meddle further Avith a messuage, 300 acres of land, and 14 acres of meadow 
in Elmeton, which were taken into the king's hands by reason of the death 
of Joan, late the wife of Hamo de Mascy, and to restore the issues thereof 
since her death to William de Eynecourt, as the king learns by inquisition 
taken by the escheator that Joan held no lands in her demesne as of fee at 
her death, but that she held the premises for life of the inheritance of the 
said William of the king in chief as of the crown by the service of a quarter 
of a knight's fee, and William has done homage to the king for his lands, 
which the king has rendered to him. 

Feb. 8. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause Matthew 

York. Broun, late escheator in cos. Lincoln, Northampton, and Rutland, to have 

allowance for such issues of the constabulary of Lincoln castle and of the 

bailey before the gate of the said castle as they shall find that he delivered 

to Ebulo Lestraunge and Alesia his wife in execution of the king's orders. 

Feb. 12. To the taxors and collectors of the twentieth in co. Kent. Order to 

York. supersede upon thi.s occasion the taxation and levying of the twentieth 
from the goods of the hospital of God's House, Dover, and to permit the 
master and brethren to be quit thereof, as the hospital, which was founded 
of the alms of Henry III., has so slender an endowment that its goods now 
scarce suffice for the maintenance of the master and brethren, and of the 
poor and iufirm coming to the hospital, and of the other alms to be done 
there according to the ordinance of Henry III., and if the hospital be now 
charged with the aids granted to the king by the community of the realm, 
it will be necessary for the master and brethren to diminish the alms afore- 
said. By K. 
The like to the collectors of the tenth of the clergy in co. Kent. 

Feb. 22. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause Dover 

York. castle to be provided with victuals and other necessaries out of the money 
arising from the sale of the victuals lately in the castle, by the view and 
testimony of Bartholomew de Burghasshe, constable of the castle. 

By K. & C. 

Feb. 18. To Geoffrey le Scrop and his fellows, justices to hold pleas before the 

York. king. Order to cause the recognisance for 75/. made before them to the 
late king and Stephen de Abyndon, his butler, by Henry Burry, Robert de 
Knowel, William de Berewyk, Robert de Lavyngton, Philip Prat, John 
Baudre, Robert Baudre, Henry Russel, Thomas le Longe, Gilbert * 
Dubberc, Henry de Milkesham, William le Leche, John de Langeford, and 
Roger Hupewel, citizens of New Sarum,for wines that they were compelled 
to buy in Porcestre castle, tc be cancelled, as the treasurer and barons have 
certified the king that the said men have paid 17/. IGs. Sd., the true value 
of the said wine, the king having pardoned them the remaining 57/. 3s. 4c?. 
[as al page 119 afiore]. 

* Called WiZ/iam at page ] 19, above. 



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To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause the tenor 
of the aforesaid recognisance sent before them at the exchequer by the 
aforesaid Geoffrey to be cancelled. 

Feb. 20. To Geoffrey le Scrop and his fellows, justices to hold pleas before the 

York, king. Order to cause the recognisance for 90/. made before them to the 
late king and to Stephen de Abyndou, his butler, by Thomas de Byndon, 
Richard Forst, John de Roude, John Flemyng, the eldei-, Henry de Lyme, 
Thomas de Sesselyng,* John de Vaux of Southampton, Laurence de Mees, 
William le Betere, Henry Cole, Leodegarius de Burgoyue, Michael Mone, 
Nicholas de Moudenard, Robert atte Barre, John le Taverner, John Foi-st, 
and Lucas Scut, burgesses of Southampton, for wines that they were com- 
pelled to buy in Porcestre castle, to be cancelled, as the treasurer and 
barons have certified the king that the said burgesses have paid 20/., tlie 
true value of the wines, the king having pardoned them the remaining 70/. 
[as at page 147 above'\. 

Feb. 22. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause allowance 

York. to be made to Thomas Day v ill, late keeper of the castle and honour of 
Pontefract, in his account for the wages paid by him by virtue of the 
late king's order to pay to his ministers of the castle and honour their usual 
wages, as Thomas has given the king to understand that the treasurer and 
barons defer allowing him the said wages. 

Feb. 12, To the keepers of the archbishopric of Canterbnry, the see being void. 

York. Order not to intermeddle in any way with churches, prebends, or other 
spiritual things appropriated to the archbishopric, and to restore any issues 
received therefrom, as it was agreed by the king and his council in the 
parliament at Westminster that the keepers of aichbit;hoprics, bishoprics, 
abbeys, and priories ought to intermeddle with the temporalities thereof and 
not with the churches, prebends, or other spiritual things appropriated 
thereto. 

Feb. 12. To Giles de Wachesham. Order to deliver to Hugh de Audeleye all the 

York. issues received by him from Hugh's lands, which were in the late king's 
hands by reason of the quarrel of Tliomas, late earl of Lancaster, for the 
time that Giles had the custody thereof, and the arrears of ferms for which 
answer was not made to the late king, and any goods and chattels of Hugh's 
in his custody, as it was agreed in the parliament at Westminsier that those 
who were of the said quarrel shall have restitution of their lands, etc. 
The like to the following : 
Adam de Navesby. 
Master Walter de Istelep. 
John de Byrmyngham, earl of Louth. 

The prior of the Hospital of St. John of Jerusalem in Ireland. 
The archbishop of Dublin. 

Feb. 8. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to admit Henry 

York. le Palmere of Lincoln in place of Nicholas de Teukesbury to execute, 
during the latter's pleasure, what pertains to the office in the exchequer 
that Nicholas de Acton, clerk, had by the king's commission, which office 
the king granted to Nicholas de Teukesbury for life, as the said Nicliolas 
de Teukesbury has besought the king for permission to substitute Henry in 
his place to execute what pertains to the office whilst he is employed upon 
the king's affairs, because he is hindered from personally executing the 
office by the said affairs. 

* Called Nesseling at page 147, above. 



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Feb. 8. To the same. Order to cause John de Bolingbrok, tlie late king's 

York. escheator in cos. Warwick, Leicester, Nottingham, Derby, and Lnnca^ter, 
to have allowance in his account for G marks, if they find that he paid that 
sum to Henry de Wythotou, chaplain celebrating in the king's chapel 
within the manor of Clipston, for the arrears of two marks yearly granted 
to him by the late king ou 5 December, in the 9th year of his reign, in 
execution of tlie late king's order to pay to Henry the arrears of the said 
sum from the date of the grant for the time of John's office. 

Feb. 8. To the same. Order to cause allowance to be made to the said John for 

York. 113s. 2(7., if they find that he paid that sum to the aforesaid Henry in 
execution of the late king's order to pay to Henry the arrears of 40*. yearly, 
made in response to Henry's petition, shewing tliat whereas he ought to 
receive for his chantry in the king's ch:ipel within the manor of Clipston, 
CO. Nottingham, in addition to the emoluments that he receives because he 
sometimes celebrates in St. Edwin's chapel, 405. yearly, and that he and his 
predecessors were wont to i-eceive that sum yearly by the hands of the 
escheator this side Trent, the said John had nevertheless deferred paying 
him this sura yearly from the time of his appointment. 

March 1. To the same. Order to cause John de Lancastria, late keeper of the 
York. manor of Westderby and of certain lands in Salford, Lyverpol, Crosseby, 
Wavertre, Everton, and Hope, co. Lancaster, whereof Thomas, late earl of 
Lancaster, was seised in his deicesne as of fee at his death, as appears by au 
inquisition taken by Simon de Grymesby, Cf^cheator this side Trent, to be 
discharged of the ferms, issues and profits of the said manor and lands of 
the time of his custody for which answer has not been made at the 
exchequer, so that he answer therefor to Henry, earl of Lancaster and 
Leicester, brother and heir of the said Thomas, as the king has taken 
Henry's homage for his said brother's lands and rendered them to him, and 
granted to him the issues and arrears of ferms for which answer has not been 
made to the king or his father, and has ordered the fermors and keepers of 
the said earl's manors to deliver the issues and arrears to the said Henry. 



Membrane 35. 

Feb. 12. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Henry, earl of Lancaster, 

York. has shewn the king that whereas Henry III. granted to Edmund, sometime 
earl of Lancaster, father of Thomas, the late earl, of whom Henry is the 
heir, the county of Lancaster with the farms and other appurtenances, to 
have to him and the heirs of his body, and although Edmund and Thomas 
received for their use all ferms and issues pertaining to the county, excepting 
fines, amercements, and forfeited issues, and other things pertaining to the 
king and his progenitors, and made sheriffs of that county at their will by 
their letters patent, and presented the sheriffs at the exchequer, who, after 
having taken oath there, were wont to levy such fines, amercements, 
forfeited issues and other things pertaining to the king and his progenitors, 
and to answer therefor to the exchequer, nevertheless the treasurer and 
barons hinder him from receiving the ferms and issues of the county as the 
said Edmund and Thomas received them, and compel the said sheriff" to 
answer to the king for the same; as the king, on 21 April last, took 
Henry's homage for his brother's lands, and I'endered the same to him, 
he orders the treasurer and barons to search the rolls and memoranda of the 
exchequer touching the account of the sherifl's of that county, and if they find 
that Edmund and Thomas received the said ferms and issues, and made 
sheriffs of that county, and presented them at the exchequer, they are to 

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permit Henry to receive such fines and issues from the said 21 April, and 
to permit him to make sheriffs of that county, as was the custom in the times 
of Edmund and Thomas. 

Feb. 18. To the same. Order to cause the sheriffs of the county of Lancaster and 

York. the Termors and keepers of manors and lands that belonged to the said earl 
Thomas to be discharged of the ferms, issues and profits of the same county, 
manors and lands from the time of the earl's death for which answer has 
not yet been made to the king or his father, as the king has rendered to 
Henry, earl of Lancaster and Leicester, the lands of the said earl, and has 
granted to him the ferms, issues and profits aforesaid ; provided that the 
sheriffs, fermors and keepers shall answer to Henry. 

Feb. 17. To the same. Order to cause allowance to be made to Thomas de Frisco 

York. Marisco and Thomas Daulyn, late collectors of the custom in the port of 
Newcastle-on-Tyne, for 695. Sd. in their account, if the treasurer and 
barons find that they have paid this sum to Michael de Presfen, controller 
of the custom in that port, in execution of the king's order to pay to him 
such wages as other had been wont to receive for that office. 

Feb. 28. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer and to the chamberlains. 

York. Order to cause William de Aune to be satisfed by payment or assignment 

yearly for 40 marks for his lifetime, which sum the late king granted to 

him for life from the issues of the castle and honour of Tykehill, as the 

king has granted the castle and honour to Queen Isabella. By K. 

Feb. 27. To the prior of Kaermerdyn, chamberlain of South Wales. Order to 

York. pay to Edmund Hakelut, constable of Dynnevore castle, and to John 

Skydemore, constable of Lampaderne castle, the arrears of their usual fees 

for the time of the prior's office as chamberlain, and to pay them the said 

fees hereafter. 

Feb. 8. To Elizabeth de Burgo. Whereas the king lately ordered the treasurer 

York. and barons of the exchequer to certify him of the manner and cause of the 
taking into his hands of the lands of Ralph, count of Eu, and of Petronilla, 
countess of Drewes, who was the wife of Geoffrey de Lysygney, aliens of 
the dominion of the king of France, and they have returned that they found 
that Geoffrey de Wygh' and Henry de Hale, who were assigned by the late 
king, by letters patent dated 8 October, in the IStli year of his reign, in 
CO. Norfolk to take into his hands the possessions of all persons, clerical and 
lay, except Flemings, of the power of the king of France, by reason of the 
war between him and the king of France, accounted at the exchequer^or 
the issues of two parts of the manor of Wyghton and of the hundred of 
Northgrenehou, in the said county (which the said count and Almaric de 
Creton[io], who are of the power of the king of France, demised to 
William de Charyngton and Bartholomew de Wyghton for a term of years), 
from the said 8 October until the 18th day of the same month, when 
Geoffrey and Henry delivered the said two parts to the aforesaid Bartholo- 
mew by the said king's writ, together with Bartholomew's goods and 
chattels therein and with the issues received thence in the meantime ; and 
also that Adam de Hoperton and John Youn, v/ho were appointed under 
the same date for the like purpose in the parts of the West Riding in 
CO. York, accounted at the exchequer for the issues of the manor of 
Laghton-in-Morthyng (which the aforesaid count and Joan his wife and the 
aforesaid Almaric, who have the custody of the land and heir of Drogo de 
Mello, and the aforesaid countess demised to the said Bartholomew for a 
term of years at ferm together with the manor of Wyghton and Panton and 
the hundred aforesaid), from the said 8 October until the I7th of the same 
month, when Adam and John delivered the manor of Laghton and all the 



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goods and chattels therein and the issues received from it to the said 
Bartholomew, to whom the said king granted the custody of the manor and 
of the other manors and hundred aforesaid for a certain term ; and the king, 
on 2 March last, committed to Elizabeth the custody of a third of the 
manors of Wyghton and Laghton and of the hnudred aforesaid, which the 
earl and Joan his wife hold in England, and the custody of a third of the 
said manor and hundred and of the manor in Panton, which the said 
countess holds in England, to have with the issues thereof from 20 February 
preceding during the king's pleasure, rendering therefor to the exchequer 
55/. yearly; and hereupon the count, Joan, and the countess besought the 
king to cause the tenements aforesaid to be delivered to them, since peace 
had been proclaimed between him and the king of France : the king 
therefor orders Elizabeth to deliver the aforesaid tenements to them or to 
their fermors. 

Jan. 26. To Richard de la Pole, the king's butler, or to him who supplies his place 

York. in the port of Southampton. Order to deliver to the abbot and convent of 
King's Beaulieu a tun of wine of the king's light prise at Southampton for 
this year, in accordance with the grant of Henry III. 

Jan. 28. To Gilbert de Boroughdon. Order not to intermeddle with the lands 

York. and fishery in Ovyngeham, co. Northumberland, that the late king assigned 
to Eleanor, late the wife of Robert de Uniframvill, earl of Anegos, and to 
permit her and Roger Mauduyt, her husband, to hold them according to the 
assignment, and to restore to them the issues received thence since 10 July, 
in the 19th year of the late king's reign, when the late king assigned to her 
the said land and fishery in the Tyne, of the yearly value of 14/. lis. \d., as 
the king learns from the complaint of Roger and Eleanor that Gilbert has 
entered the said lauds by colour of the king's commission afterwards made 
to him of the custody of the said earl's lands during the minority of the 
heir, and that he prevents their receiving the profits of the fishery, where- 
fore they have prayed the king to provide a remedy. 

Feb. 13. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer and to the chamberlains. 

York. Order to cause payment to be made to James Nicholas, Peter Reynery, 
Peter Byne, and John Fraunceys, and their fellows, merchants of the society 
of the Bardi of Florence, of 700/., or to cause them to have an assignment 
where they may be conveniently satisfied for that sum, which the king owes 
to them for their houses in the city of London sold to him by them. 

By p.s. [1573.] 

Feb. 25. To the sheriff of Lincoln. Order to cause a coroner to be elected in 

York. place of Richard Thurger, one of the coroners in the parts of Holand, 
CO. Lincoln, whom the king has caused to be amoved from office because it 
is testified sufficiently before him that Richard is insufficiently qualified. 

Feb. 20. To L. bishop of Durham. Order not to intermeddle further with the 

York. fruits of William de Roteray's prebend of Ulkestan, Urpat, and Twysilles, 
in the church of St. Mary, Chester, in that bishopric, and to cause to be 
restored ;'.uy fruits thereof that he may have caused to be sequestrated, as 
William has besought the king to cause the said fruits to be restored to him, 
the bishop having sequestrated the fruits by virtue of the late king's order to 
take into his hands all the lands and possessions of men of the dominion 
of the king of France, peace having been restored between the king and the 
king of France. 

Feb. 19. To Simon de Beroford, e.scheator beyond Trent. Order not to distrain 

York. the abl)ot of Hyde near Winchester for fealty for the lands that lie holds of 

the king, as he has done fealty. By p.s. [1592.1 

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Feb. 26. To Simon de Grymesby, escheator this side Trent. Order not to molest 

York. or aggrieve John de Britannia, earl of Richmond, by reason of his knights' 
fees and advowsons of churches, and to permit him to hold them in the 
same way as he held them before his manors, lands, goods and chattels were 
taken into the late king's hands, which the said king restored to him on 
25 December, in the 20tli year of his reign, as the king understands that 
the escheator aggrieves the earl concerning his knights' fees and advowsons 
because no mention was made thereof in the said restitution, and the king 
wills that the earl shall have and hold his castles, manors, and lands 
together with the said knights' fees and advowsons as he held them before 
they were taken into the late king's hands. By K. 

\^Fcedera.'\ 

The like to Simon de Grymesby {sic), escheator beyond Trent. \^Ibid.'] 

John de Kensyngton, who was of the quarrel of Thomas, late earl of 
Lancaster, has the king's writ in the common form [for the i-estitution of 
his lands] addressed to the sheriff of Buckingham. 

Feb. 24. To the sheriff of York. Order to pay to Joan Comyn of Boghan 20L 

York. from the issues of that county for Michaelmas term last, in accordance with 
the king's grant, of 27 March last, of 40/. yearly from the issues of that 
county in aid of her maintenance. 

Feb. 25. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer of Dublin. Order to cause 

York. Reginald de Staunton to be allowed and acquitted of 57/. 15s. 2d. in his 
account of the issues of the liberty of Tryra, in that land, as he has shewn 
the kipg that although, when he was receiver of the issues of the liberty 
aforesaid, then in the late king's hands, he paid the above sum to Master 
Walter de Istlep, then treasurer of Ireland, nevertheless the treasurer and 
barons defer allowing him the said sum in his account at the said exchequer, 
charging him with the same sum to be paid for the king's use, wherefore he 
has prayed the king to provide a remedy, and it appears by the certificate 
of the treasurer and barons of the exchequer of England made into chancery 
that the said Master Walter, in his account rendered at the exchequer of 
England, amongst his receipts of the money in deposit at the exchequer of 
Dublin of the treasure of England and of the money of Hugli le Despenser, 
issuing from his purparty of the liberty of Kilkenny for the 16th, 17th, and 
18th years of the late king's reign, charged himself with 50/. of the issues 
of the liberty of Trym to be kept in deposit by the said Reginald in one 
parcel, and with 7/. 15s. 2d. of the same issues in another parcel by the said 
Reginald. 



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Feb. 18. To Simon de Grymmesby, escheator this side Trent. Order not to inter- 

York, meddle with a moiety of a knight's fee in Isedderton, co. Northumberland, 
which he has taken into the king's hands by reason of the death of Eenry 
son of John, who held it, and to permit Roger Mauduyt and Eleanor his 
wife, late the wife of Robert de Umframvyl), earl of Anegos, tenant in chief 
of the late king, to hold the same, as the late king, on 10 July, in the 
inth year of his reign, assigned the said moiety to Eleanor in dower amongst 
other fees of the said earl as of the value of 10 marks. 

Feb. 22. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to supersede the 

York. exaction of 304 marks 6s. M. from William de Ros of Hamelak, and to 
cause him to be discharged of that sum, as the late king, on 10 November, 
in the lOth year of his reign, granted to the said William that he should 
pf.y the debts due from him and his ancestors to the exchequer by yearly 
instalments of 20 marks, and the king, on 26 September last, pardoned 
William, in consideration of his good service to Queen Isabella and to him 
and in recompense for his costs and expenses in tl)e same service, the said 



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1328. 



Feb. 25. 
York. 



Feb. 27. 
York. 

Feb. 28. 
York. 



Membrane 35 — cont. 

20 marks yearly and all tlie debts aforesaid tims due on that day, and the 
king now learns from William's complaint that the treasurer and barons 
exact the said 30 i marks 6s. Srf. from him, which sum he owed to the late 
king before the said 10 November for his relief. 

To Thomas Wake, constable of the Tower of London, or to him who 
supplies his place. Order to canse Eleanor, late the wife of Hugh le 
Despenser, the younger, who is imprisoned in the Tower by the king's 
order, to be released upon sight of this order, together with her children 
and household and all her own goods and chattels. By K. A: C. 

To the sheriff of Somerset. Order to cause a coroner for that county to 
be elected in place of Reginald Heuse, who is incapacitated by paralysis. 

To the sheriff of York, Order to cause a verderer for Pykeryngg forest 
to be elected in place of William Bard of Osgodby, who is insutiiciently 
qualified. 



Feb. 22. 
York. 



Feb. 28. 
York. 



Feb. 28. 
York. 



March 1. 
York. 



Membrane 34. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause Richard 
de Mosele, late keeper of the castles of Sandale and Conyngesburgh, to 
have allowance in his account for the wages paid by him to the constables, 
janitors, and watchmen of the castles for the time of his office, in execution 
of the late king's order. 

To the sheriff of Nottingham. Order to cause Thomas de Longvylers, 
knight, to have seisin of a messuage and a bovate of land in Tokesford, as 
the king learns by inquisition taken by ths escheator that the messuage and 
land, which William Veisyn of West Drayton, who was outlawed for felony, 
held, have been in the king's hands for a year and a day, and that William 
held the messuage and land of the said Thomas, and that the township of 
Tuxford had the king's year and day thereof, and ought to answer for the 
same to him. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to discharge 
Thomas de Burgh, king's clerk, of 50/. yearly due from him for the 
custody of two pares of two parts of the manor of Graistok, which he holds 
by the late king's commission during the minority of William, son and heir 
of Ralph de Gray tock, tenant in chief of the late king, from 23 February last, 
when the king granted to Hugh de Audele, for 500 marks, the custody of 
the said Ralph's lands during the minority of his heir, and ordered the said 
Thomas to pay the above 50/. yearly to Hugh. 

To the same. Order to cause the sheriffs of Berks to be acquitted of the 
ferm of two messuages and three virgates of land in Westhennaye from 
23 September, 19 Edward IL, when the late king ordered the sheriff of 
Berks to cause the prior of Longueville Giffard to have seisin of the 
premises, because it was found by inquisition taken by the sheriff' that the 
premi-ses, which .John Munekan, who was outlawed for felony, held, had been 
in the said king's hands for a year and a day, and that John held them of 
the prior, and that John de Brampton, the said king's late sheriff of the 
county, had had the year and day ttiereof, and ought to answer to the late 
king therefor. 

To the same. Order to cause Roger de Mortuo Mari to have assignment 
upon what he owes, and what he shall owe, for the custodies of the lands 
that he holds, by the king's commission, of the inheritances of the earl of 



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1328. 



March 2. 
York. 

Feb. 20. 

York. 



Marcli 3. 
York. 



Feb. 25. 
York. 



Membrane 34 — cont. 

Warwick, Laurence de Hastyng', and James de Aiidele, and also upon the 
issues of the bailiwick of his justiciary of Wales, for the arrears of 
6,000 marks due to him from the late king, as he has given the king to 
understand that the late king was indebted to him in the aforesaid sum for 
his costs and expenses when he supplied the said king's place in Ireland, 
and that the said king assigned to him 2,000 marks to be received at the 
exchequer of England, 2,000 marks at the exchequer of Kaernervan, and 
2,000 marks at the exchequer of Dublin, and that he received 500 marks 
for iha marriage of Thomas de Beauchamp sold to him, 225 marks at the 
exchequer of Kaernervan, and 348 marks at the exchequer of Dublin, and 
he has prayed the king to cause him to be satisfied for the remainder of the 
above sum. By p.s. [1627.] 

To the same. Order to cause allowance to be made to Thomas Doyn, 
the late king's chamberlain of South Wale."?, in his account, for the usual 
fees and wages of constables and other ministers of the said king, as has 
usually been done in the accounts of other chamberlains. 

To the sheriff of Wilts. Order to expend up to 20 marks in repairing 
the houses within the castle of Old Sarum. By C. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to allow to John 
Travers, the late king's constable of Bordeaux and receiver of the said king's 
moneys and victuals in the duchy [of Aquitaine], in his account of the 
issues of the duchy, all the payments and expenses made by him by the order 
of Edmund, earl of Kent, supplying the place of the late king in the duchy, 
and by the order of the late king's seneschals there, for the safe-keeping of 
the duchy and for other affairs touching the said king in the duchy. 

The like in favour of Nicholas de Hugat, the late king's receiver of his 
money and victuals in the duchy aforesaid. 

To Simon de Bereford, escheator beyond Trent. Order not to distrain 
Thomas de Coudray for homage and fealty for the lands that he holds of 
the king in chief, as the king has taken his homage and fealty. 

By p.s. [1652.] 

To John Giffard. steward of Queen Isabella's lands this side Trent. 
Whereas Henry de Laceyo, sometime lord of Blakeburnshire, granted by 
charter to God and Saint Mary and to Alexander, then abbot of Kirkestall, 
and to the monks there the manor of Bernolveswyk, co. York, towards the 
foundation {in fundationem) of the said abbey, to hold in frankalmoin free 
and quit from all customs and worldly services, and the king lately, at the 
prosecution of the present abbot by petition before him and his council, 
• — suggesting that although the manor is outside Queen Isabella's free chace 
of Blakeburnshire, neveitheless Richard de Merclesdon, her chief forester 
of that chace, and certain others of her ministers of that chace have exacted 
puture from the abbot on Friday in every week by reason of the said 
manor, endeavouring to charge him therewith, contrary to the tenor of 
the said charter — frequently ordered the aforesaid steward to cause the 
exaction of the puture aforesaid to be superseded if the manor is outside 
the said chace, or to certify the king if there was any reason why he should 
not obey these orders ; and the steward has returned amongst other things 
that although the manor is outside the said chace he dare not supersede the 
exaction of the puture without consulting the king and Queen Isabella, 
because he has enquired and learned from the said queen's ministers and by 
others that the aforesaid Richard and the other foresters aforesaid and their 
predecessors have been wont to receive tlie aforesaid puture from the abbot 
and his predecessors at the said manor from old time, to wit in the time and 
throughout the time when John de Lacy, sometime earl of Lincoln, 
Edinund bis son, Henry son of Edmund, Thomas, late earl of Lancaster, 



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the late king, and the present king, and Queen Isabella were successively 
lords of Blakeburnshire, as pertaining to the foresters aforesaid for the 
custody of the chace, and that the aforesaid Richard has the chief custody 
of the chace for tbe term of his life by the king's grant, but that he had not 
yet ascertained whether or not the foresters of the aforesaid John's ancestors 
in the chace were seised of the puture aforesaid, because he did not find any 
one living who remembered any lord of the chace before John's time : the 
king, not wishing to aggrieve the abbot, orders the steward to cause 
Richard and the other foresters to desist from the exaction of such puture 
from the abbot, notwithstanding the cause aforesaid, which is naught, and to 
release any distresses levied from the abbot for this reason. By pet. of C. 

March 1. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause William 
YorK. de Ros of Hamelak to be discharged of 304 marks Qs. 8d., which he owed 
to the late king for his relief, if they find that he did homage to the late 
king before 10 November, in the lOth year of his reign, when the said king 
granted that William should pay his debts to the exchequer by yearly 
instalments of 20 marks, which sum and debts the present king pardoned 
him on 26 September last, as the king is given to understand on William's 
behalf that they defer discharging him of the aforesaid sum for his relief 
because his relief was not acknowledged in the exchequer before the said 
10 November, although he did homage to the late king before that day. 

To the same. Order to allow to Simon de Grymesby, to whom the king 
has committed the office of escheator this side Trent during pleasure, such 
fee as they shall find was allowed to other escbeators in th^ir accounts. 

To Simon de Grymesby, escheator this side Trent. Order not to distrain 
Nicholas de Langeford for his homage and fealty for the lands that he 
holds of the king, as he has done homage and fealty to the king. 

By p.s. [1655.] 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause William 
David, late fermor of the manor of Yoxhale, whereof Thomas, late eaid of 
Lancaster, was seised in his demesne as of fee on the day of his death, as 
appears by inquisition taken by William Trussel, late escheator this side 
Trent, to be discharged of the ferm, issues and profits of the manor for the 
time when he was fermor thereof for which answer has not been made to 
the late king or to the present king, so that he may answer therefor to 
Henry, earl of Lancaster and Leicester, brother and heir of the said 
Thomas, to whom the king has granted all issues and arrears of forms of 
Thomas's lands, and the king has ordered the fermors and keepers to deliver 
the issues and arrears to Henry. 

March 10. To Simon de Bereford, escheator beyond Trent. Order not to inter- 
Pontefract, meddle in any way with the manor of Wynchingfeld near Odiham, co. 
Southampton, which was taken into the king's hands by reason of the death 
of .Juliana de Leyburn, and to restore the issues thereof, as — upon its being 
found by inquisition taken by the escheator that Juliana held no lands in 
chief at her death, but that she held the manor of Eselyng of the heir of 
Bartholomew de Badelesmere, a minor in the king's wardship, as of the 
barony of Chilham by the service of one knight's fee, and a messuage and 
80 acres of land in Overlonde of the archbishopric of Canterbury, void and 
in the king's hands, by the service of 135. \d. yearly to the archbishop's 
manor of Wengham for all service, and that she held divers lands of other 
lords by various services, and that .luliana, daughter of Thomas de Leyburn, 
her kinswoman, whom Thomas le Blount married, was her next heir and of 
full age — the king took the fealty of Thomas le Blunt for the lands thus held 
of the aforesaid heir and archbishop, and ordered the escheator to deliver 
the lands to Thomas and Juliana upon Thomas finding security for pay- 



March 4. 
York. 



Feb. 5. 
York. 



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2^328. 3Icmbrane 34 — cont. 

ment of the relief, and not to intermeddle with the lands held of other 
lords, and the king afterwards, understanding that Juliana held at her death 
in her demesne as of fee the aforesaid manor of Wyuchingfeld and other 
lands in co. Southampton of the king in chief by knight service, ordered 
the escheator to take inquisition concerning the same, and it is found by 
the inquisition that Juliana at her death held the manor in her demesne aa 
of fee of the abbot of Certeseye by knight service, and that she held no 
other lands of the king in chief in that county. 

March 8. To Simon de Grymesby, escheator this side Trent. Order to cause 
York. Thomas de Ros, son and heir of William de Ros of Kendale, tenant in chief 
of the late king, to have seisin of his father's lands, as he has proved his age 
before the escheator and the king has taken his homage. By p.s. [1682.] 
Memorandum, that Thomas acknowledged in chancery upon oath that he 
holds the lands of the king in chief by the service of a quarter of a 
knight's fee. 

March 1. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer, and to the chamberlains. 
York. Order to cause satisfaction to be made to Roger de Swynnerton, banneret, 
by payment or assignment for 145/. 13s. 8J., which is due to him from the 
king for his wages of war against Scotland in the first year of the reign, 
and for the like wages in coming in the company of Queen Isabella and the 
king in the 20th year of the late king's reign, as appears by a bill under 
the seal of Robert de Wodehous, keeper of the wardrobe, in Roger's posses- 
sion. By K. 

March 2, To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause Edmund 
York. de Assheby, late sheriff of Leicester, to be discharged in his account of 
31/. 18*. 0(7. yearly for the fermof the hundred of Framelond from 26 May, 
12 Edward II., when that king committed the hundred to Roger Beler, for 
the time that the hundred was in Roger's hands, as it is found by certifi- 
cate of the treasurer and barons sent into chancery that answer was made 
to Henry III. in tlie 19th year of his reign for 31/. 8s. Od. (sic) by the 
sheriff of Leicester for the hundred aforesaid, and that the late king granted 
the hundred to the said Roger and his heirs in fee, rendering therefor yearly 
12/. 18s. 5\d. to the exchequer by their own hands, and that Roger paid 
the ferra during his lifetime by his own hands. 

The like in favour of Oliver le Waleys, late sheriff of the said county. 



Membrane 33. 

Here J. bishop of Ely, then the chancellor, delivered the great seal to 
the hmg, as appears in the memorandum on the dorse of this roll. 

March 3. To Peter atte Stok. Order to be intendent to the abbess of Gynes in 
Y'ork. Artoys hereafter for the ferm of the churches of Newenton, Brensete, and 
Promhell, co. Kent, and to deliver to her her goods and chattels found 
therein and the arrears of the ferm for which answer has not been made to 
the king or his father, in accordance with the agreement made by the king 
and his council in the parliament at Westminster for alien men of rehgion, 
as the abbess has prayed tlie king, by petition before him and his council in 
parliament, for restitution of the said churches and goods, which the late 
king caused to be taken into his hands with the lands of other alien men of 
religion of the power of the king of France, which churches he delivered to 
Peter by letters patent under the exchequer seal for a certain yearly ferm. 

By pet. of C. [2451.] 

March 6. To the sheriff of Wilts. Order to cause John de Eton, attached and 
York. imprisoned by him foi' counterfeiting the king's privy seal, to be conducted 



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March 3. 
York. 

March 7. 
York. 

March 7. 
York. 



March 8. 
York. 



March 8. 
York. 



York. 



March 9. 
York. 



March 3. 
York. 



March 9. 

York. 



Membrane 33 — co7it. 

to Oxford with his attachment and other things touching it, there to be 
delivered to the sheriff of Oxford, whom the king has ordered to receive 
him and to bring him to the king in three weeks from Easter next, to do 
and receive what the king's court sliall consider. 

By K. on the information of John de Mautravers, his stevrard. 

To the sheriff of York. Order to cause a coroner for that county to be 
elected in place of William Clarel, who is incapacitated by inlirmity. 

To the sherifE of Buckingham. Order to cause a coroner for that county 
to be elected in place of Richard de Kynebell, who is insufficiently qualified. 

To Simon de Grymesby, escheator beyond Trent. Order not to inter- 
meddle further with the lands of Hugh Tevereye, and to restore the issues 
thereof, as the king learns by inquisition taken by John de Bolyngbrok, 
the late king's escheator in cos. Warwick, Leicester, Nottingham, Derby, and 
Lancaster, that Hugh held no lands of the late king in chief at his death 
by reason whereof the custody of his lands ought to pertain to the king, but 
that he held divers lands of other lords by various services. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause the men 
of Baumbui'gh to have respite until Whitsuntide next for the 26 marks due 
from them at Easter next for the ferm of the town, as the king has granted 
them this respite in consideration of the damages sustained by them through 
the frequent comings of the Scotch rebels into those parts. 

By K. on the information of Richard de Ayremynn. 

To Simon de Bereford, escheator beyond Trent. Order not to distrain 
Robert son of Nigel for homage and fealty for the lands that he holds of the 
king, as he has done homage and fealty to the king. By p.s. [1G88.] 

To the sheriff of Stafford. Order to deliver to Ebulo Lestraunge and 
Alesia de Lacy his wife, late the wife of Thomas, earl of Lancaster, the 
manor of Caldon, in that county, which is of Alesia's inheritance and which 
was taken into the late king's hands upon the said earl's death, and to 
deliver to them the issues received thence by him, as the late king ordered 
Roger de Waltham to deliver the manor to Alesia together with the issues 
thereof from the time when it was taken into the late king's hands, which 
order has not yet been executed, as the king learns from the complaint of 
Ebulo, who has married Alesia, and of Alesia. 

To the treasurer and chamberlains. Order to pay to William de Herle 
who was lately sent from Notingham to Baumburgh to treat with the Scots 
there, without delay 26/., which the king owes to him for his wattes for 
52 days in May, June, and July in the first year of his reign, as appears by 
a bill sealed by Robert de Wodehous, keeper of the king's wardrobe in 
William's possession. By K. 

To Simon de Bereford, escheator beyond Trent. Order not to inter- 
meddle further with the lands of John Giffard of Weston, and to deliver the 
issues thereof since 6 July last to John de Cherleton, as the king on that 
day committed to him the custody of the said lands during the minority of 
John Giffard's heir. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause John 
bishop of Ely, the late chancellor, to be discharged of the fee and issues of 
the great seal from 26 January, in the first year of the king's reign, until 
1 March last, both days being included, as the king, in consideration of the 
bishop's labours and expenses in the company of Queen Isabella and of the 
king after his arrival in England, and of the charge and exjjenses of the 
office of chancellor, granted to him the fee of the great seal wholly from 



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1328. Membrane 33 — cont. 

26 January aforesaid, the day when he received the office, during pleasure, 
and ordered John de Wodehous, keeper of the hanaper of chancery, to 
cause the said fee to be delivered to the bishop entirely until further 
orders, and the bishop delivered the great seal to the king on 1 March last at 
the hour of vespers, and the king committed it to Master Henry de Clif 
and William de Herlaston for custody. By K. & C. 

March 10. To the same. Whereas the king, at the prosecution of Walter de Islep, 
York. the late king's treasurer of Ireland, by petition before him and his council — 
suggesting that he and the barons of the exchequer of Dublin seat the rolls 
of the account of Alexander de Bykenore, late treasurer of Ireland, to the 
exchequer of Westminster by the late king's order, and the late king, 
because some falsifications were found on examination of the account, 
caused Waiter's lands, goods and chattels in Ireland to be taken into his 
hands by the treasurer and barons of the exchequer of Dublin for the 
sealing of the account under the seal of that exchequer, and although 
Walter made fine with the late king in 500 marks for pardon of the trespass 
aforesaid, and paid 300 marks thereof to the late king in his wardrobe, 
whereupon the said king ordered Walter's lauds and goods to be delivered to 
him, nevertheless the treasurer and barons of the exchequer of Dublin sold 
the greater part of Walter's goods and chattels in Ireland, Avhich he asserts 
were of the value of 500/., at a fourth or a fifth penny less than they were 
worth, and received the money arising therefrom, and detained the rest of 
his goods in their possession by reason of said 200 marks, the residue of the 
aforesaid fine, and the said 200 marks are nevertheless exacted from his 
lands and chattels in England by summons of the exchequer — ordered the 
chancellor of Ireland to inspect the petition sent to him by the king, and 
to cause some of his subjects of those parts to be appointed to enquire the 
truth concerning the contents of the petition, and to send him the inquisi- 
tion under the seals of those by whom it had been taken ; the king orders 
the treasurer and barons to supersede until the quinzaine of Midsummer 
next the exaction made upon Walter in his lands for the aforesaid 200 marks, 
so that the king may in the meantime cause to be done what is right and 
reasonable. By p.s. [169o-6.] 

March 3. To the prior of the Hospital of St. John of Jerusalem in Ireland. Order 
York. to deliver to Hugh de Audeleye and Margaret his wife their lands and all 
appurtenances, which were taken into the late king's hands by reason of the 
quarrel of Thomas, late earl of Lancaster, and which are still in the prior's 
custody, together with the issues and arrears of ferms thereof for which 
answer has not been made to the late king, and their goods and chattels 
found in the same, excepting lands that belonged to the Templars, in 
accoidance with the agreement in the late parliament at Westminster for 
restitution to those who were of the aforesaid quarrel. By C 

March 8. To Gilbert de Borughdon, keeper of the lands that belonged to Robert 
York. de Umframvill, late earl of Anegos, in co. Northumberland, in the king's 
hands by reason of the minority of his heir. Order to pay to Henry de 
Percy the arrears of 4 marks yearly for the time that Gilbert has had the 
custody of the said lands, and to pay him the same yearly henceforth, as it 
was found by inquisition taken by Simon de Grymesby, the late king's 
escheator in cos. York, Northumberland, Cumberland, and Westmoreland, 
that the said earl held at his death certain lands in Shyrmunde, Alwenton, 
Faudon, Clenhill, Bidlesden, Boroudon, Sharperton, Thirnom, Nederton, 
and Angram, co. Northumberland, of Henry de Percy as of the barony of 
Alnewyk, by the service of 4 marks yearly, whereupon the late king 
ordered Roger Mauduyt, then keeper of the lands aforesaid, to pay to 
Henry the arrears of the said 4 marks for the time that he had had the 
custody, and to pay him the same thereafter. 



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March 8. 
York. 



1328. Membrane ZZ—cont. 

March 11. To the treasurer and harous of the exchequer. Whereas Anthony Grjm- 
Pontefract. bakli de Kerio of Genoa, merchant, appeared before the king in chancery 
on 9 March last, and acknowledged tliat the prior of the Hospital of St. John 
of Jerusalem in England had satisfied him for 300/. in which the prior was 
bound to him by a recognisance made to him in the late king's exchequer, 
in January, in the 19th year of his reigri,' and Anthony Malocelle of Genoa, 
merchant, acknowledged before the king in chancery, on the same day, 
that the prior had satisfied him for 250Z. in which he was bound to him by 
a recognisance made in the late king's exchequer in the said year, and the 
said Annotus (sic) and Anthony then acknowledged jointly that the prior 
had satisfied them for 500Z. in which he was bound to them by a recogni- 
sance made to them in the late king's exchequer in March, in the 18th 
year of his reign, and they granted that the aforesaid recognisances shall be 
cancelled and annulled in the rolls of the exchequer : the king therefor 
signifies the premises to the treasurer and barons and orders them to do 
what they shall see fit for the discharge of the prior from the sums thus 
acknowledged before them in the exchequer. 

To Walter de Radeswell. Order to pay to the prior of Colne the arrears 
of 10.?. yearly for the time that Walter has had the custody of 30 acres of 
land, pasture, and alder-holt in Fordham, and to pay to the prior that sum 
yearly for so long as he shall have the custody of the said land, as the late 
king made like order to Master John Walewayn, late escheator beyond 
Tient, and to John de Blomvill, afterwards escheator in cos. Norfolk, Suf- 
folk, Cambridge, Huntingdon, Essex and Hertford, because it was found 
by inquisition taken by Richard de Rodeneye, the said king's escheator 
beyond Trent, that the prior and his predecessors received the said sum 
yearly from the above land, which is parcel of the manor of Fordham, then 
in the said king's hands by reason of the minority of the heir of John de 
Argenteyme, tenant in chief of the said king, at the time of the said John's 
death, and for a hundred years and more before that time. 

March 2. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer, and to the chamberlains. 
York. Order to pay to Robert de Monte Alto 6,700 marks, or to cause him to have 
satisfaction therefor by assignment upon the twentieth and tenth granted to 
the king, or otherwise as may be convenient, being the balance of 10,000 
marks that the king owed to Robert for his grant of his lands in England 
and Wales after his death and the death of Emma his wife, in case he die 
without an heir male of his body, to Queen Isabella, John de Eltham, the 
king's brother, and to the king, for payment whereof John, bishop of Ely, 
and Henry, bishop of Lincoln, made a recognisance to Robert in chancery 
at the king's request, the king having caused 200/. to be paid to Robert in 
his wardrobe and afterwards caused 3,000 marks to be paid to him by writ 
of liberate, and having ordered the treasurer and barons to pay the remain- 
ing 6,700 marks to Robert or to cause him to have an assignment therefor 
upon the twentieth and tenth, as Robeit has now given the king to under- 
stand that they caused part of the aforesaid sum to be assigned to him from 
the twentieth in cos. Bedford and Buckingham, and that he has been unable 
to obtain any payment thereof because the collectors had delivered all the 
money collected by them to the exchequer before the assignment to Robert 
was delivered to them, wherefore he has restored the writs to the exchequer. 



Membrane 32. 

March 10. To the sheriff of York. Order to cause goods of the men and merchants 

Pontefract. of the towns of Grippeswold, Strallesound, and Lubyk, excepting the 

coods of the merchants of the German Hanse at London, to be arrested to 

the value of 100/., and to cause them to be kept safely until Adam le Clerk 



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of Lynn have been satisfied for that sum, or until otlierwise ordered, in part 
satisfaction for the value of his ship called ' La Plente,' of Lynn, and the 
salt of Peytou, lampreys of Nauntes, and certain bales of Buge, and other 
his goods wherewith she was laden, which ship was taken on her voyage to 
St. Johnstown of Perth by Henry de Rikelyughouse and other malefactors 
of the aforessaid towns, as contained in the late king's order to the sheriff 
of Norfolk and Suffolk to arrest goods to the aforesaid value, which order 
has not yet been executed, wherefore Adam has prayed the king to provide 
a remedy. The king has ordered the bailiffs of Raveneserod to cause goods 
of the said men atid merchants to be arrested in like manner to the value 
of 200/. 

Mandate in pursuance to the said bailiffs. 

March 3. To the sheriff of Nottingham and Derby. Order to pay to Nicholas 
York. de la Dispense, the king's yeoman, 20/. yearly out of the issues of his 
bailiwick, as the king has granted this sum to Nicholas during pleasure or 
until he shall provide him with 20/. of land yearly, which grant was made 
because the late king granted to Nicholas, in recompence I'or his long ser- 
vice, the said sum yearly to be received from the lands that belonged to 
William de Bredon, in co. Derby, in aid of the maintenance of himself, his 
wife and children, and the said lands have been taken out of Nicholas's 
hands and restored to the said William by common consent of parliament. 

March 6. To the sheriff of Southampton. Order to cause a coroner for that county 
York. to be elected in place of John le Barber, who is incapacitated by age and 
infirmity. 

March 3. To John de Cromebwell, keeper of the Forest this side Trent, or to him 
York. who supplies his place in the forest of Ingelwode. Order to cause 
Anthony de Lacy, keeper of the manor of Penreth and of the king's mills 
there, or his attorney to have ten oaks fit for timber from the said forest 
for the repair of the mills, as the king understands that the mills are broken 
down and in great need of repair. The king has ordered Anthony to 
receive the oaks from the said John and to cause the mills to be repaired 
therewith. 

March 7. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to allow to Simon 
York. de Bereford, escheator beyond Trent, in his account 10 marks for this 
Easter term paid by him to Joan de Torthorald by the king's order. 

March 23. To Simon de Bereford, escheator this side Trent. Order not to dis- 
Lincoln. train John de Bohun of Midhirst for his homage and fealty for the lands 
that he holds of the king, as he has done homage and fealty to the king. 

By p.s. [1715.] 
The like to Walter Wogan, escheator in Ireland. 

March 23. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to allow to Simon 
Lincoln. de Kynardesey, sheriff of Lincoln, 100 marks paid by him, by virtue of the 
king's order, by writ of privy seal, of 22 October last, to John de Neusum, 
king's clerk, and other keepers of certain of the king's horses staying in his 
bailiwick for their wages and for the maintenance of the horses, as appears 
by indentui'es, which John has acknowledged in chancery. 

March 27. To the chamberlain of Chester. Order to cause all the king's victuals in 
Barlings. his castles within the chamberlain's bailiwick to be surveyed,